Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2013 12:18 PM (in response to A.S)
Try running Disk Warrior. DW does an excellent job repairing corrupt directories and other mishaps.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2013 2:06 PM (in response to Eustace Mendis)
I read online that Disk Warrior will not help in these matters, how do I know this will work? Spending $100 to have it not work seems like a lot of money spent on "nothing".
Is there another way/software/method?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2013 2:22 PM (in response to A.S)
It costs $100 !!! (I have owned it for so long, and therefore only have to pay for major upgrades - $12 for the most recent.) I agree that is a huge price to pay for something that might not work. And yes, you do not know if it will do the job for you, till you try.
Could you perhaps borrow a copy on DVD? Perfectly legal, so long as you do not install it on your computer, and just run it off the DVD.
Tech Tool Pro is the other tool I own that might do the job. They used to have a free trial version, but no longer.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2013 2:24 PM (in response to A.S)
You need to try DW as recommended however there is no guarantee it will work. If you choose to not purchase DW or DW cannot repair the issue the only other option is taking it to a data recovery service. You can expect fees there to range from $500-$2500 depending on the severity of the damage.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 12, 2013 8:59 AM (in response to rkaufmann87)
so, I shelled out the $100 to get Disk Warrior, and got the following messege:
Directory cannot be rebuilt, the file system is unspported
This disk is not a macintosh Disk
and further down the list it said: File system: Windows/PC
All of this is of course distressing as this has been a Mac disk for several years now, not to mention the $100 gone in the wind.
what should I do now?
I have Parallels, would that help? is there a way of mounting the disk on there?
Should I try connecting it to a PC?
Please Help me!!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 12, 2013 11:05 AM (in response to A.S)
Alsoft Technical Support <Tech.Support@Alsoft.com>
Send them an email, include your product number, and give a full description of the problem. Suggest, if you can, that you do nothing with the drive until you hear back from the DW folk.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 12, 2013 11:30 AM (in response to A.S)
I agree with Eustace about contact Alsoft support, it seems the drive has failed. If you have been backing it up then you will have to replace the HD and restore from the backup. If you have not been backign it up then all the data is lost unless you want to contact a data recovery service, expect to pay $500 - 2000+.