WD hard drive no longer be read by my mbp

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Kay C, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. Kay C macrumors newbie

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    hi,

    maybe others asked this before but there are so many different answers I can find on net...sorry to ask this again.

    I use my WD my book everyday with firewire 800 connect to my MBP which is running the latest Lion. It is in NTFS and it works good but today suddenly gone form my finder.

    It is not about the preference of finder, and the HD is showed in Disk Utiliy(in grey color..)

    anyway to fix it besides format the HD? so many important things in there. I have tried to unplug and reconnect around 10000 thmes, and repair by the disk utility...still have the same problem.

    thank you for your help.

    Ken
     
  2. ctyhntr macrumors 6502

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    If you hook it up to a Windows machine, can you see the volume? If so, then you have a NTFS driver issue.

    I had a problem with Perian NTFS. After disabling the NTFS driver, I was able to access greyed out directories and files.
     
  3. Kay C thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi ctyhntr,

    I've tried to connect to windows it didn't shown on the desktop.

    I tried to verify in disk utility and it runs ok, but it is still didn't shown in finder and it is still in grey after verified.

    how to solve this? thanks

    Ken
     
  4. Kay C thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. ctyhntr macrumors 6502

    ctyhntr

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    Kay C,

    Any Windows computer should've been able to read the NTFS partition and allow you to browse the hard drive. If you can't get Windows to see it, then this confirms the bad news.
     

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