Backed up bad drive to DMG, files all there. Later, GONE!

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    pabzlito
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    So I have a bad drive. I used disk drill to create a DMG of it. It took 10 days. On completion I immediately opened the DMG, ALL files present and accessible from mounted image! YAY! Closed down DD, shut down computer. Slept well. Came back, DMG mounted with error, all files (except a few folders) had disappeared from DMG. How is this possible? Scratch that, I don’t care why it happened unless it helps me get the DMG to mount properly with the original filesystem! What can I do?

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    mynameisJR
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    Where did you save the DMG file?

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    pabzlito
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    Desktop, internal hard drive… would it help if it was elsewhere?

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    pabzlito
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    The ‘bad drive’ was from another computer, so on an ‘external’ drive.
    So, DMG was made of an external drive and then saved onto internal drive.

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    mynameisJR
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    Let me speak to my team about this, I’ll update you soon.

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    mynameisJR
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    OK, just got some updates. Seems that the working file can only become corrupted due to hardware issues. Probably some part of the file resides on corrupted sectors.

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