Macbook and External HD

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  1. Macnificant macrumors 6502a

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    I have MB and EHD. I had some movies that I transferred from MB to EHD and the I hooked up EHD to Western Digital WDTV and tried to view a few movies and it worked.

    I unplugged external hard drive and hooked it back up to the MB put MB isnt reading the EHD now
    I tried resetting computer, unplugging ehd
    What should/can I do?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Is it seen in Disk Utility? Does Disk Utility say something about it?
     
  3. Macnificant thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yes it shows up in DU
     
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    Does is say anything interesting about it in Disk Utility? Is it mounted? What is its format? Maybe you could take a screenshot of Disk Utility
     
  5. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    More than likely this is a simple case of an improperly unmounted drive. If you just pull the drive out without unmounting first, this kinda thing happens. When you plugged the drive into your Mac, did it pop up a "Failed to Initialize" window?
     
  6. Macnificant thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    after I went in to DU it showed up
     

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