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  1. #1

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    Feb 09, 2009
    Lost external drive
    I have been using a Seagate FreeAgent desktop drive, USB, with my Macbook, Snow Leopard, for over a year.
    In a moment of stupidity I unplugged the drive without ejecting it.
    Now the Mac doesn't see the drive at all. Disk Utility and System Profiler can not detect it.
    Is there anything I can do?

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    May 19, 2009
    Waiting for a mate . . .
    21" iMac 2.9Ghz 16GB RAM - 10.11.3, iPhone6s & iPad Air 2 - iOS 9.2.1, ATV 4Th Gen tvOS, ATV3
    Try plugging it into a Windows machine and reformat it .... FAT32
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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    If there's no data on the drive or data that you no longer need, then do as Tattooed suggests. However, if you have data (photos, music, etc.) that you would like to recover, do not attempt a format on the drive as that will destroy everything.

    There are several good programs you can try that may be able to recover the files from the drive. Let us know if you want to do that.


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