can't locate external hard drive to recover to

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can't locate external hard drive to recover to

#1 Post by blacnic » 25 Sep 2013, 04:17

Hi,

I have followed all directions easily and clearly except when it comes to locating the external hard drive to recover files to.
I use the left arrow key and can only get back as far as a directory that has this
Directory /
>drwxrwxr-t 0 80 1394 25-Sep-2013 14:55 .
drwxrwxr-t 0 80 1394 25-Sep-2013 14:55 ..
drwxrwxr-x 0 80 2414 22-Sep-2013 00:18 Applications
drwxrwxr-t 0 80 1972 5-Feb-2012 08:15 Library
drwxr-xr-x 0 0 68 29-Apr-2010 04:10 Network
drwxr-xr-x 0 0 136 7-Jul-2011 19:46 System
drwxr-xr-x 0 80 170 25-May-2011 17:53 Users
drwxrwxrwt 0 80 170 25-Sep-2013 16:34 Volumes
drwxr-xr-x 0 0 1326 23-Sep-2013 21:25 bin
drwxrwxr-t 0 80 68 29-Apr-2010 04:10 cores
dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 4250 23-Sep-2013 21:27 dev
dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 1 23-Sep-2013 21:28 home
dr-xr-xr-x 0 0 1 23-Sep-2013 21:28 net
drwxr-xr-x 0 0 204 11-Feb-2011 00:24 private
drwxr-xr-x 0 80 238 25-Sep-2013 14:37 recup_dir.1
drwxr-xr-x 0 80 238 25-Sep-2013 14:37 recup_dir.2
drwxr-xr-x 0 80 238 25-Sep-2013 14:38 recup_dir.3
drwxr-xr-x 0 80 238 25-Sep-2013 14:38 recup_dir.4
drwxr-xr-x 0 80 238 25-Sep-2013 14:39 recup_dir.5
drwxr-xr-x 0 80 612 25-Sep-2013 14:48 recup_dir.6
drwxr-xr-x 0 80 340 25-Sep-2013 14:50 recup_dir.7
drwxr-xr-x 0 80 408 25-Sep-2013 14:56 recup_dir.8
drwxr-xr-x 0 0 2278 23-Sep-2013 21:25 sbin
drwxr-xr-x 0 0 340 11-Feb-2011 00:36 usr
lrwxr-xr-x 0 80 60 25-May-2011 17:53 User Guides And Information
lrwxr-xr-x 0 0 11 11-Feb-2011 00:22 etc
-rw-r--r-- 0 0 20828964 8-Jun-2011 09:35 mach_kernel
lrwxr-xr-x 0 0 11 11-Feb-2011 00:22 tmp
lrwxr-xr-x 0 0 11 11-Feb-2011 00:22 var

I assumed the one with the biggest number was the external HD but when I select it starts saving to my existing mac HD.

Please help. Hope it's something simple as I can see it's working and I am getting lost photo's back but don't want to use the HD that they were lost from.

Thanks,
Nicole

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Re: can't locate external hard drive to recover to

#2 Post by cgrenier » 27 Sep 2013, 12:37

Extract from http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec_Step_By_Step
"Mac OSX: Partitions from external disk are usually mounted in /Volumes."

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