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  1. #1

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    Nov 10, 2007
    Accidentally turned off my external hard drive without unmounting!
    I had already saved my changes to my recording file in Digital Performer. I've only been storing the file on my external. I turned off my hard drive without unmounting it for some stupid reason. Now it says there's an error when I try to open the file.

    Is there anything I can do? Is it really that messed up or can I do something in Disk Utilities?


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    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB Blade Drive, OS X.13.4
    Try Repair Permissions and Repair Disk, selecting the external HDD from the LH column of Disk Utility. You may be lucky. It may be necessary to Repair Disk from the install DVD or even use that bnest of HDD utilities, DiskWarrior 4.1.

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    hagios1972's Avatar
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    Jan 24, 2007
    Hamilton, New Zealand
    MacBook black, Intel C2D 2GHz, 2GB RAM, 320GB WD Scorpio HD
    Have you tried rebooting your computer and mounting the external drive again?

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    brianwmay's Avatar
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    Mar 17, 2008
    Doncaster, UK
    MBP, iPad 2 64, 2 x iPod Touch, MBA, 2 x iPhone 3g
    I've been doing this out of sheer ignorance and forgetfulness for over a week, so far I've been lucky.

    The re-boot and turning it on again has sorted it out.

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