osx HD backup can't be read?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by kuliand, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. kuliand macrumors member

    Dec 27, 2004
    Basically i have a backup of my old imac HD on a usb HD and want to retrieve some files from it but can't with osx as it doesn't recognize that there is a file system there so it pops up with ignore or initialize and can't on ubuntu due not having the right permissions but i can see the osx file structure and can access some files so is there a way i can change the permissions of the usb HD in ubuntu? or would diskwarrior repair it so osx would recognize it as a hfs formatted hard disk?

  2. KingYaba macrumors 68040


    Aug 7, 2005
    Up the irons
    Plug in your usb drive into your Mac and open up Disk Utility. How is it formatted?

    A better question I sould have asked is, do you have a machine running 10.3, 10.4 or 10.5?

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