Issues with backing up hard drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Alex9345, May 28, 2013.

  1. Alex9345 macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    My internal hard drive failed on me last week, getting the question mark folder when turning on the laptop.

    To try rescue what files I have on it I have installed OS X on an external hard drive but I am unable to locate the internal one when logged in.

    Anyone have any ideas how to go about this if it is even possible.

    Thanks

    Alex
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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    Can you remove your drive and put it in an enclosure to see if it will mount?
     
  3. Alex9345 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi Jessica

    I could do that yeah, was just hoping there may have been a cheaper way.

    Looks like I may have to go down the enclosure route though.

    Thanks for your help.

    Alex
     

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