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    Wont let me get into external hard drive

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    Wont let me get into external hard drive
    Hi there,

    So i have a powerbook g4 and im trying to get music files off an external hard drive. i installed the cd that came with it but it wont let me get into it. how do i or can i ?


    thanks

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    Wont let me get into external hard drive
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    Does the disk utility read the drive? Check there first to make sure the pbook is even reading the drive.

    Also, what kind of drive is it?

    I know that the USB powered external drives require a double USB cord or an external power supply for the old Powerbook and ibooks (mostly) because the USB ports won't supply above a certain amount of power.
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    Wont let me get into external hard drive

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    A friend of mine said that i need to ntf something my mac. i guess i can see the hard drive but cant take anything off of it? idk... im so new to using macs!

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    Wont let me get into external hard drive
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    If the hard drive is formatted NTFS is might not let you see the partition, but I doubt that, did you check disk utility to see if its showing up?
    Macbook Air 11" 4gb, 128gb SSD (2012)
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    todd51
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    You should be able to see it even though it's an NTFS drive.

    As Avenger2SER said, check to make sure it's getting enough power.

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    Wont let me get into external hard drive

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    i can see the drive, but how can i take anything off it ?

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    Wont let me get into external hard drive
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    I don't mean to interupt but i'm having a similar problem. When i try to get info off of my PC's external i get a message saying somthing like I do not have permission to get into my files. Are they formatted differently?

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