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Old 09-26-2013, 08:03 PM   #1
giddyup306
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Question Spooky Invisible Ghost Files! 0_o


Ctrl + H doesn't bring them back either. I have a 12TB USB server that I encrypted with TrueCrypt on Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit. I use it mostly for business, but I have videos on it as well that I wanted to watch on my Mac. I have a program on my Mac that is supposed to read the EXT4 filesystem. I opened TrueCrypt on my Mac, then when I mounted the drive, it wanted me to format it. I hit ignore, and ejected the drive. I put it back on the Linux box, and only one file showed up! However on the properties tab it shows that 6.5T of 10.9T are used on the disks. I typed in the search for a file that should have been on there, but nothing came up on the results. Then I took an external drive and copied some files to the server. They copied, but they didn't show up either. I went back to the search to see if one of the files that I just copied would show up and still nothing! Then I opened the terminal to see if the files were still there. I tried something like cd /dev/sdc2 and then do an ls, but it said the folder wasn't valid, so I think I typed something wrong.

I think I've been through this before, but I can't remember for the life of me how I fixed it. I tried dozens of searches and couldn't find anything.

The good news is that I have most of the files backed up, but one of the disks is failing, and it takes forever to move that much data.

If someone could help me out I'd appreciate it.

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Old 09-26-2013, 10:21 PM   #2
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If you want to access a device drive/partition such as sdc2, you would need to first create a mount point as root: mkdir /mnt/sdc2 or whatever you want to call it then use the mount command to mount it: mount /dev/sdc2 /mnt/sdc2 and then take a look for your files.
 
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:57 PM   #3
giddyup306
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If you want to access a device drive/partition such as sdc2, you would need to first create a mount point as root: mkdir /mnt/sdc2 or whatever you want to call it then use the mount command to mount it: mount /dev/sdc2 /mnt/sdc2 and then take a look for your files.
Thanks for the reply. When I opened TrueCrypt, it gave me the mountpoint as /media/truecrypt1 (which is excatly why I am posting in the nOOb forum). cd /media/truecrypt1 ls revieled all my files. I used gnome-open, and the data is actually still there. Why can't I view the files in Nautilus?

EDIT:

I think I found the problem, OSX changed the permissions. I tried gksu nautilus to change the permissions. It didn't work.

http://askubuntu.com/questions/98180...and-shows-them

I finally thought of a search phrase that is getting me really close to fixing my problem. Just like it says I tried to read the man chown info in the terminal, but it is jibberish to me. Can someone please dummy it down for me so that I can reclaim my ownership without causing catostrophic damage?

Thanks again.

Last edited by giddyup306; 09-27-2013 at 12:08 AM. Reason: Add info
 
Old 09-28-2013, 02:13 AM   #4
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I decided to wing it. Using sudo chown billy /media/truecrypt1 I was able to change the permissions. However, I still can't view the files!
 
  


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