MacBook is Dead, need to access HD

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MadGoat, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. MadGoat macrumors 65816

    MadGoat

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    So my MB decided it didn't like me anymore and before sending it in for repairs, i need to access/move some files off the internal HD, I have it already hooked up to an enclosure, and I can see it in Linux, however, I cannot access the contents of my home dir which has all my stuff, no permission to access it.

    Is there a way I can get this stuff from linux(even windows)? my only other option it to dd the disk and erase it completely before sending it in.
     
  2. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

    xraydoc

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    Without third party software, Windows can't read HFS+ volumes. Not sure about Linux.
     
  3. sammich macrumors 601

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    If you had another mac, you could boot up using the drive on a working mac. Connect using a firewire cable and hold down option when you start up.
     
  4. riscy macrumors 6502a

    riscy

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    When I upgraded my HD, I just put the old one (which refused to boot) into a HD case and all of it was accessible on both Windows and Mac.
     

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