External HD woes!!!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by langis.elbasunu, Sep 28, 2007.

  1. langis.elbasunu macrumors regular


    Sep 19, 2007
    I recently plugged in my external drive into my new MBP and mistakenly unplugged it wothout ejecting it first. The drive was an old drive from my old PC and was partitioned with NTFS and 2 FAT32 partitions. Now when the HD is plugged into the Mac, only the NTFS partition shows up. Is my info gone??? Help me Please!!!
  2. numediaman macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2004
    Chicago (by way of SF)

    Unplugging shouldn't erase or overwrite the information. Your problems is simply that your Mac isn't seeing the other files.

    My suggestion: attach the drive to another computer, archive the data on a cd or dvd, erase the drive and start again. This time, let the Mac format the drive.
  3. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    I 2nd that motion...

    since the manufacturer states that you shouldn't use the external hard drive for both Mac and PC. I've utilized my 8GB jump drive and transferred to the external hard drive, but only with files that are Mac. :cool:

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