JFYI if interested.
I originally had started a TM backup, but it was only 20% thru. when all this started.Was able too recover some files from this.
Used DataRescue 4 to recover the data (well done guys), other offerings are S**T IMHO.
Photos and programming stuff were important, the music, well...ahoy me hearties!!
Have backup plan implemented using Time Machine, no more "Pa Its Gone" for me..