Ext. HD Seen in Disk Utility, but, Won't Mount!

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by AlexGT1987, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. AlexGT1987 macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2009
    I have a 500GB Seagate USB HD that is about a year old. it is connected to a 2006 Macbook with a 80 GB HD. I plugged the Ext. HD into the computer and the Ext. HD started and spun and the light went on, but won't show up on the desktop where it normally shows up. When I open Disk Utility The External Hard Drive shows up and I say Verify disk and it says it is OK, I say repair disk and it says OK. I then try to mount it and it says: The Disk "Free Agent Drive" cannot be mounted.
    Please Help!
    Is everything lost?
    If not, How can I fix it?
    I have heard from other places online that a file directory is damaged, what does that mean? and can it be fixed without losing my data?
    Thank you very much!
  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    you can try TestDisk

    I've haven't used the mac version, but did use the linux version to retrieve files off an unmountable disk.
    and depending on how tech savvy you are, you might want to pass it off to a friend.

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