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    Ibook to newer MacBook file transfer problem
    I have an external hard drive that I used to back up all my files from a 2005 IBook.
    That got stolen, sad yes.
    I have a 2007 MacBook (Intel)
    I can not to save, read, or transfer any files from that hard drive on the Intel Mac.
    Yes tried Disc Utility, no help.
    The external drive ONLY has USB or I would firewire.

    The odd thing is occasionally the Intel will find it then eject it.

    Is this a control C start up "thing", I just want my files back.

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    What format is the external formatted in? What version of OS X are you using on the MacBook?
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    current and past
    my MacBook is running
    Software Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4 (11E53)

    I can not tell you the format on the external drive because I cant read it. I can say it was formatted by/for my IBook Power PC (2005)
    That IBook was running Lepord or Tiger, last.
    I just know it was a PowerPC format.

    that help?

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    oh yeah
    Ibook was a G4
    it was stolen is why Im trying to access the files from the external drive

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    If you formatted it on your iBook, the external should be formatted Apple Partition Map (at least, that's the PowerPC default) and should mount without a problem for read access in Lion. It's possible there is an issue with the external drive or the drive's partition map.
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