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thunder bay 4 displayed Mac OS can't repair the disk.

(@rasta4i)
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this is basically all the information I have, the production folder I have with all our production work is now empty and I now have a folder that was created by the system called lost and found with lots of files in there and some are playable and some are not so I don't think I can use it to recover my files any help?

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Topic starter Posted : 10/05/2021 8:38 am
(@softraid-support)
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Get Disk Warrior now.

It is the best chance at fixing the directory on this volume. All you do is run it on this volume to rebuild the directory.

Note: on the last step, you get an option to "replace" or Preview.

Use Preview. It mounts a pseudo volume on your desktop. Make sure all your files are there before you click the replace button, as you cannot undo this. Open a couple sample files, make sure nothing critical is missing, etc.

 

only then click replace.

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Posted : 10/05/2021 11:16 am
 CMO
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I'm getting this error as well, but I have a M1 Mac and Diskwarrior has yet to be updated to work with it. Any suggestions?

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Posted : 09/07/2021 11:47 am
(@softraid-support)
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If the volume mounts read only, then backup/restore. if it does not mount, then find an older computer to repair it with Disk Warrior. I do not know of any other tools that can rebuild damaged HFS directories.

If you have TechTool Pro, it is possible their new directory repair feature may work, but I have not had a damaged HFS directory in house recently to test this with.

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Posted : 09/07/2021 1:09 pm
 CMO
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@softraid-support I found an older Mac mini to try adn repair it. But I figured I needed to install Softraid, and I'm getting the softraid has suffered an interal error message and deleting the plist file, rebooting, re-installing, etc hasn't solved that issue.

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Posted : 09/07/2021 7:50 pm
(@softraid-support)
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@cmo

The driver we use to bundle with macOS would be enough for you to repair the volume if you run Disk Warrior the main difference is it cannot rebuild/report errors and writes are much slower. But the driver can mount your volume just fine.

Give Disk warrior a try. Then we do not have to worry about this issue.

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Posted : 10/07/2021 4:03 am
 CMO
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I managed to get SoftRaid 5 XT running on it, and after ordering an older thunderbolt cable to run through the 2 to 3 adapter, I managed to get it to mount, and the rebuild appears to be working. 

Thanks.

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Posted : 11/07/2021 10:00 am
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