uhhhh wtf?

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  1. Twisted STi

    Twisted STi All wheel or no wheel OT Supporter

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    my new mbp just fubar'd my external hdd because I unplugged it. i had transfered a few files over, but the cable was twisted around the desk so I unplugged to straighten it out. now it doesn't show up on the mac and my pc doesn't read it anymore either, says it's not formatted.

    someone help me before I dropkick the new mac please :wavey:
     
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  3. Twisted STi

    Twisted STi All wheel or no wheel OT Supporter

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    i actually feel more like :barf:
    a little like :wtc:
    and a lot like :rl::rant::madfawk::rant2:
     
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    CarRamRod The schnozzberries taste like schnozzberries.

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    You need to dismount the drive before unplugging it.
     
  5. Twisted STi

    Twisted STi All wheel or no wheel OT Supporter

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    i know that *now*. big warning message popped up after the fact. so should I just consider the whole thing a big fucking loss?
     
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    No, it can be reconstructed; although I only know how to do it on a windows PC. :hs: This whole thing is a little odd to me though, I pull out drives without dismounting them and have never had this problem.... :dunno:
     
  7. Twisted STi

    Twisted STi All wheel or no wheel OT Supporter

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    by reconstructed, do you mean save the information that is on it or just reformatting it? i know how to reformat, but don't want to lose 10+ years worth of files that I've saved.
     
  8. Twisted STi

    Twisted STi All wheel or no wheel OT Supporter

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    it's a seagate, no idea on the model though. how do i get to the disk utility?

    edit: found it - gonna try to mess around with it.
     
  9. Twisted STi

    Twisted STi All wheel or no wheel OT Supporter

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    ok, well it shows up with disk utility, but clicking the mount button does nothing :wtc:

    partition type is still windows_fat_32, thats the only info it displays along with the capacity.

    the verify/repair disk buttons are greyed out as well.
     
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  10. Brsboarder1

    Brsboarder1 New Member

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    i'd get the program datarescue from wherever you "buy" your programs Its great at seeing if there is any info still on the drive. If there is, it won't have a problem getting it off, or diskwarrior and try a repair, but diskwarrior isnt as powerful in terms of getting data off
     
  11. Twisted STi

    Twisted STi All wheel or no wheel OT Supporter

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    i just died a little on the inside
     
  12. Twisted STi

    Twisted STi All wheel or no wheel OT Supporter

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    thanks, i'll try that :bowdown:
     
  13. omgwtfbbqryan

    omgwtfbbqryan OT Supporter

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    run diskwarrior ftw
     
  14. Twisted STi

    Twisted STi All wheel or no wheel OT Supporter

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    still haven't found a copy of either data rescue or disk warrior that works.

    separate question: will a data cd i burn with my pc work on my mac? my mac wont connect to the internet through my modem so im stuck using the pc for now.
     
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    omgwtfbbqryan OT Supporter

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    yeah you can burn a bootable cd on your pc and use it on your mac
     
  16. Twisted STi

    Twisted STi All wheel or no wheel OT Supporter

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    well i finally got data rescue II to work and got a s/n, but my external drive isn't an option to scan, only the internal drive. the external still shows up in disk utility however. :dunno::hs:

    guess i'lll try to get disk warrior now.
     

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