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Problems with external hard drive / Help!


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I'm having some problems with my external 1TB WD Elements hard drive. It's formatted as mac/journaled. I've had it for almost 2 years and it hasn't given me issues until recently. I went to plug in the drive to the USB port and I got this error : " The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer " I immediately went to my disk utility and tried to run repair disk, verify disk, etc.. I tried using both USB ports. No luck. I have a macbookpro 2009 model, version 10.6.8. upgraded to 8 GB RAM. One day I went to further trouble shoot and tried a program called DiskWarrior that I torrented for free. The drive now comes up on my desktop. When I open the folder to the disk, the folder is empty. But if you right click on the drive it shows 999.4 GB available and 663.4MB used. I had over 500GB of data on the drive. Is there any disk utility programs I can run on my drive to recover my data? I have music, pictures and movies. The drive runs, the drive seems to be working. I'm curious if I have a bad cable to the drive. It goes from USB to mini USB to the drive. I haven't tried plugging it into another mac either. Any ideas or recommendations? Thanks!!
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One day I went to further trouble shoot and tried a program called DiskWarrior that I torrented for free.
Please read our guidelines. We offer no support or advice when an illegal activity is involved. You pirated a copy of Disk Warrior - you're on your own.

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