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  1. #1

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    Aug 04, 2008
    external drive problem PLEASE HELP
    Like an idiot i plugged in my external hard drive into a pc, but the pc couldn't read it. So i plugged it back into my mac and when i did the mac said that there are Volumes unreadable for mac os x, and now the mac will not read the external hard drive. Is there anyway to get my drive working again? are my files retrievable? or am i screwed?

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    Noels's Avatar
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    Mar 03, 2008
    Annapolis, MD
    Macbook, 2.2 GHz, 4GB RAM

    Not sure, but I would go to Applications>Utilities>Disk Utility, select the external if it shows up on the left side (make sure it's plugged into your Mac) and do a disk verification and disc repair on it, see if that helps.


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    Member Since
    Aug 04, 2008
    I tried that, but the drive won't read under disk utility. I even tried Disk Warrior and the same thing occured. aqnything else?

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    chscag's Avatar
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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    It appears your external hard drive has decided to go south. If Disk Warrior can't read from it, it's probably dead. May be time to get a new one.


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