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  1. #1

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    Jun 19, 2012
    Question Help With External HDD not showing up
    Hello. I am new here and everyone pointed this way to have answers to my problem.

    I had a PC. Switched to MAC. I Have a DJ Buisness, i had a external hard drive with all my 1tb media data on it. The external HDD Broke and I bought an enclosure but when i plug it in it says ''the disk you connected is not readable. Initialise... Ignore Eject.''

    I can see the disk in the disk utility but of course i cannot erase data on it...

    Any idea?

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    The hard drive is probably formatted to NTFS which is read only on a Mac. You need a software driver to access the drive as read and write. The best one is Paragon NTFS from Paragon Software for $19.95. Buy it from here.

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    Member Since
    Jun 19, 2012
    Yeah i bought the actual software but unfortunately my Drive is still undetected. In the Drive Utility it is but only to be formated :S so i instaled a virtual windows machine on my mac and found out that the partition is messed up.. going to see if i can fix it someway...

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    Member Since
    Jun 19, 2012
    So the recovery of partition was negative. bumer..

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