Monday, January 2, 2012

Mac Data Recovery Under Error 43

File system is one of the important parts of the computer hard drive. It stores all the details of the volumes and the data areas on the hard drive. Without the file system, it is not possible to access any file from the hard drive memory by its name. Hence, for smooth functioning of the system, the file system must be in good health. In Mac, there are different types of file systems, such as – HFS, HFS+, HFS Wrapper etc. Sometimes, due to unexpected system shut sown, software or hardware contradiction etc, the file system becomes corrupt and all the data in the hard drive becomes totally inaccessible. In such situations, you need to opt for any Mac recovery software to recover the lost/inaccessible data back.

At times, once the file system has already got corrupt, though the system may boot, some files/folders can not be accessed. While trying to open such files, you may come across various error messages. One of the error messages that you may have received can be as below:

“- 43 error (File not found, Folder not found)”

The error message indicates that the operating system has failed to locate the content of the file, you are looking for. The reason behind the problem is the corruption to the directory structure, which has led to this problem.

Apart from this, Error code -43 is usually encountered while trying to connect any Windows share or copying files to/from the Windows share through Mac. Here, the cause behind the problem can be any of the below -

  • Illegal characters in the file name, which are not supported by Windows
  • Insufficient permissions for accessing the SharePoint by connecting your SMB server through a URL, which contains the name of that SharePoint server.


If you have received the problem, while accessing any Windows share, then resolve the problem by trying out the following:
  • Remove the characters from the file name, which Windows do not support. The characters can be - ?, [, ], /, \, =, +, <, >, ;, :, " ,, | and *.
  • Don't use the share name in the URL; instead use only the server name.

However, if you are having the problem, while working on your normal Mac system, then the problem is related to a severely damaged directory structure. You can try repairing the corrupt directory structure by running 'Disk Utility'. If Disk Utility fails, you need to format the system hard drive and make fresh partitions in it. In such a condition, you need to restore the formatted data from a valid backup. In the absence of an updated backup, any Mac recovery software can only help you recover the lost data back.

These Mac data recovery utilities are immensely powerful and recover the lost data efficiently. At the same time, these utilities are completely read-only in their recovery operation and with graphical user interfaces, quite easy-to-use.

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