hard disk not recognised by mac

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by sagaralone, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. sagaralone macrumors newbie

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    Dec 31, 2014
    #1
    Hi unusual situation here.

    I have a damaged old internal hard drive of my macbook. I want to retrieve the data stored in it. I can connect it as a usb and use it as an external hard drive.

    The problem is it is only recognised my windows through macdrive.

    macdrive is a software which lets you read and write mac formatted hard drives in windows.

    i can see my data saved safely in the hard disk. i want to retrieve the same.
    when i connect it to the windows pc , macdrive says the drive is damaged and i click on mount it anyway. and i see my data.
    whereas when i connect it to my macbook mavericks , its only detected by disk utility and not mounted and i cannot view the data saved on it.

    any thoughts...
    thanks
     
  2. ryguy92000 macrumors regular

    ryguy92000

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    Sep 20, 2014
    Location:
    Salt Lake City, UT
    #2
    If you can repair the disk in disk utility try that. It sounds like the HFS+ partition is going out which means it only has a few boots left in it anyway. I STRONGLY encourage you to get what you can off of it in what ever way you can. From there a disk repair will slow the decay but at this stage only a reformatting will fix the disk short of taking it to a pro shop to have them do a rebuild. We do things like that at my shop here in SLC but the success rate isn't great due to varying levels of degradation.

    Good Luck!
     

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