External HD won't mount

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by CBA, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. CBA macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2008
    I have an external hardrive that I by mistake disconnected without dragging it to the trash on the desktop first. Now it won't mount, like a file "flag" is mislocated (or something). I have tried to restart it both HD and macbook with no luck. I now get the :"Initialize, Ignore, or Eject" option when I connect it. If I hit initialize I guess it will delete it all.

    Is there anyway to salvage the data?

    btw the drive is in FAT32 format that I have had from when I use a PC, and I had just transfered a file to it from a PC, uplugged it and managed to transfer the file onto the Macbook.
  2. LaDirection macrumors 6502

    Jul 14, 2006
    This happens all the time to everyone using these things. Use Diskwarrior. This has worked 100% of the time for and everyone I know.

    You can buy it or... you know.
  3. CBA thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2008
    you mean the drive is dead or unplugging it too early causes this issue (and does so often yikes)?
    Diskwarrior I guess I have to go look for that.

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