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idea_hamster
Aug 11, 2003, 07:50 PM
I've got a drive that, when I plug it in (USB), I get the attached message. This drive has worked in the past, but may have been pretty severely damaged.

I'd like to just run some basic Data Rescue to try to get some contents back, but I (think I) need to get the disk mounted first.

Is there a utility that can force-mount an otherwise-unmountable volume? (I wouldn't mind paying a bit but I'm not looking to go broke on this.)

Rezet
Aug 12, 2003, 12:21 AM
Crap, I also hate to lose porn to stuff like that HEHE. J/k
:)
If you bring it to the shop, they might recover stuff out of it. But I don't know how much it would cost though.

Daveman Deluxe
Aug 12, 2003, 12:30 AM
Click Ignore, then open up Disk Utility. Select the disk in the left-hand column, then go to the Options menu, then choose Mount. That will mount any disk that is even remotely within the realm of possibility.

AngryAngel
Aug 12, 2003, 08:08 AM
Volumes don't have to be mounted to repair them- in fact Norton et al. usually unmount the volume before they set to work anyway.

Click ignore, and the drive should still be available in the repair program of your choice (although it may not list any volumes on the drive until after (hopefully) they are repaired).

idea_hamster
Aug 12, 2003, 10:35 AM
Originally posted by AngryAngel
Volumes don't have to be mounted to repair them- in fact Norton et al. usually unmount the volume before they set to work anyway.

Click ignore, and the drive should still be available in the repair program of your choice (although it may not list any volumes on the drive until after (hopefully) they are repaired).
Huh. Learn something every day. :) I will give this a shot.

Oh, and, damn, Rezet -- you ain't supposed ta call people out like dat! I'm trying to keep my screen image all squeeky clean -- now I got to go with the ole' "Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain" and we all know THAT don't work! :cool:

Powerbook G5
Aug 12, 2003, 11:09 AM
Porn? What porn? It depends on what the definition of "is" is...There is no porn... :)

idea_hamster
Aug 12, 2003, 05:06 PM
Originally posted by Powerbook G5
Porn? What porn? It depends on what the definition of "is" is...There is no porn... :)

:D Reminds me of the tune by Tom Leher, Smut:

...I've never quibbled if it was ribald --
I would devour where others mearly nibbled!
As the judge remarked the day he acquitted my aunt Hortance,
"To be smut it must be utt-erly without redeeming social importance"...

All books can be indecent books though recent books are bolder,
for filth -- I'm glad to say -- is in the mind of the beholder.
When correctly viewed, everything is lewd!
I could tell you things about Peter Pan and the Wizard of Oz -- there's a dirty old man!

Powerbook G5
Aug 12, 2003, 05:16 PM
Good stuff indeed! :)