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PowerBook - Wont let me get into external hard drive


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Hi there,

So i have a powerbook g4 and im trying to get music files off an external hard drive. i installed the cd that came with it but it wont let me get into it. how do i or can i ?


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Does the disk utility read the drive? Check there first to make sure the pbook is even reading the drive.

Also, what kind of drive is it?

I know that the USB powered external drives require a double USB cord or an external power supply for the old Powerbook and ibooks (mostly) because the USB ports won't supply above a certain amount of power.

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A friend of mine said that i need to ntf something my mac. i guess i can see the hard drive but cant take anything off of it? idk... im so new to using macs!
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If the hard drive is formatted NTFS is might not let you see the partition, but I doubt that, did you check disk utility to see if its showing up?

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You should be able to see it even though it's an NTFS drive.

As Avenger2SER said, check to make sure it's getting enough power.
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i can see the drive, but how can i take anything off it ?
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I don't mean to interupt but i'm having a similar problem. When i try to get info off of my PC's external i get a message saying somthing like I do not have permission to get into my files. Are they formatted differently?
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