HELP! Usb drive not readable by ibook g4...need to recover files

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by tarheel23, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. tarheel23 macrumors member

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    I would really appreciate any help I can get from this. I had just opened up a word file from a usb drive this morning to type notes for class. When I tried to save it, it wouldnt save because it can't read my usb drive anymore. I tried ejecting it, and whenever I reinsert the usb drive it says: "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer"

    The usb drive has all my notes from this semester of classes. I really need them or I am completely screwed. Is there any way to recover these files? I've been searching among the forums and online and I can't find anything. My IT dept at school doesnt know what to do.

    I have no clue what format it was in...I've always used it in my iBook G4 w/ tiger. It's a generic USB drive. If anyone could help, I would really really appreciate it. I really need these book notes and class notes that were on the disk....I have finals in about a month.
     
  2. soberbrain macrumors 65816

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    Have you restarted your iBook?

    Also, try repairing disk permissions thru Disk Utility on your iBook hard drive.
     
  3. tarheel23 thread starter macrumors member

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    I tried that already. No luck. It's a USB flash drive to clarify. I can't afford to bring it to a tech repair store. This is so stressful.
     
  4. soberbrain macrumors 65816

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    Have you tried it on another USB port or computer?
     
  5. tarheel23 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah... I tried it on a Macbook w/ Leopard and a PC running windows XP. It doesn't mount on either of those platforms.
     

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