Mac Partition on external hard disk not appearing

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by wickedking94, May 11, 2011.

  1. wickedking94 macrumors 6502

    Apr 27, 2010
    I have a 500GB external hard disk, and I've partitioned 250GB in HFS+ for my MacBook Pro and the other half in FAT32 for my families windows machines.

    I've had this hard drive since September 2011 and have been backing up my machine without any problem until today, when i went to plug in the drive the windows partition appears but my Mac partition never appears.

    The hard drive hasn't been dropped or abused in any way.
    could it be something with my mac? (i don't think it is personally)
    any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    as a precaution i've copied all my data from my windows partition onto my macs hard drive.
  2. Repo macrumors 6502a


    Feb 11, 2009
    Is the drive not appearing in Finder or on the Desktop or both?

    How does Disk Utility recognize the drive: one or two partitions?

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