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Hard drive filled with unknown information.

I have been helped greatly by ifixit getting my eMac going again but had to reload OSX.

It asked me if I wanted to archive and instal .. ticked yes and proceeded to boot all three discs.

The computer is up and running but has only 4Gg of hard drive available .. where is the other 34Gg hiding and can it be accessed to get back lost vital information.

Tony

Update

I did as asked and found all the makings of a duplicate set of applications ( not enough to use 36Gg )but no other information which means I think everything got erased and that I should just do a clean re-install and mourn the loss of all my iPhoto's and other saved items?. I will wait to see what you recommend!

Tony

Update

Mayer what a task you have given me .. I typed in .jpg and got 6700 jpg's which I have now got to sort through and load onto CD rom disks (I dont have a DVD superdrive in that eMac..) Space taken up by this lot is 2.68Gg (a lot of it is system .jpegs). There are some CWK's but nothing else that I can find in any other formats.

When this is done a good clean will give me a decent storage computer.

Many thanks

Tony

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Hello Mayer

Unfortunately none of the .jpgs are in any folders so I will just go through them according to their size onto a 4Gg dongle .. in this case a slowish procedure because the USB is 1 and then refine the selection on the other computer which s USB 2.

I must say at this stage you have taught me a lot and it is a pity I am only now getting used to forums!

many thanks

Tony

Update

I found a folder ... did as you instructed so was able to transfer en masse 416 pics which seeing how slowly it does it came up to type you the good news!

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From your desktop, go under Finder right next to the Apple in the upper left hand corner and go to Preferences and check to show the hard drive. The hard drive icon should now appear on your desktop. Open it and take a look at what's on it.

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Before wiping everything do a search for ( .psd, .jpeg, .tif ) and see if you can locate your documents.

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Now that you've found the jpgs, click on one that's in a folder of the others you're looking for. Now at the bottom of the box, it will give you you the routing of that folder. Click on the folder and behold, the location of your desired images.

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Hello Mayer

Unfortunately none of the .jpgs are in any folders so I will just go through them according to their size onto a 4Gg dongle .. in this case a slowish procedure because the USB is 1 and then refine the selection on the other computer which s USB 2.

I must say at this stage you have taught me a lot and it is a pity I am only now getting used to forums!

many thanks

Tony

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See if you can find more folders, all those images can't be just sitting loose.

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I have found the folders ... you have the patience of a headmaster and am the one that should be getting a caning for being such a slow learner! So many mistakes have been made that eventually it will come right.

Advice too please... can I firewire from the 10.3.2 for which I have the discs and know the permissions etc to the other eMac 10.4.11 for which I have no discs and no permissions

I want to migrate all the pics from the 10.3.2 to the 10.4.11 then back again after cleaning the hard drive of the 10.3.2 ...which will the become my dedicated backup!

Many thanks

Tony

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