Time Machine messed up backup drive Help!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Archon Gold, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. Archon Gold macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2009
    Canada, Ontario
    I have an Western Digital MyBook 600 Gb External HDD and i just went to see if i could use time machine on it and it asked me to re partition and erase the drive, by accident i clicked okay rather than cancel.

    It started to erase the drive so I freaked out and tried to quit system preferences, no good so without thinking twice I pulled the cable for my external HDD to cut the connection. I then re connected it and Mac OS X didn't recognize the disk and said it was un-readable.

    It's my family's external HDD that everybody uses, if any data is lost i am screwed. There is work backups on it, photos, Mac backups...

    I am using drive genius 2 to see if i can repair it from that but i need help!
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Your best bet will likely be a professional recovery service at this point

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
  3. surflordca macrumors 6502a


    Nov 16, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    You said Time Machine messed up your drive. I think it was you, not Time Machine. It was only doing what you told it to do... :(
  4. maccompaq macrumors 65816


    Mar 6, 2007

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