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1468 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 24, 2010 5:09 PM by Randy FitzPatrick
Currently Being ModeratedAug 25, 2009 2:30 AM (in response to Randy FitzPatrick)Have you tried using Disk Utility to repair the hard drive?A collection of clinking, clanking, clattering caliginous junk., Mac OS 8.6 or Earlier, PDP11
Currently Being ModeratedAug 25, 2009 5:31 PM (in response to DaddyPaycheck)Thanks for the help. Is running Disk Utility something I'd really want to do if the drive isn't flawed? The drive works fine on a windows computer. I'm only having trouble accessing the files on my mac.Powerbook G4, Mac OS X (10.5)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 25, 2009 5:56 PM (in response to Randy FitzPatrick)HI Randy,
See if repairing disk permissions will give you access to the external drive.
Quit any open applications/programs. Launch Disk Utility. (Applications/Utilities) Select MacintoshHD in the panel on the left, select the FirstAid tab. Click: Repair Disk Permissions. When it's finished from the Menu Bar, Quit Disk Utility and restart your Mac. If you see a long list of "messages" in the permissions window, it's ok. That can be ignored. As long as you see, "Permissions Repair Complete" when it's finished... you're done. Quit Disk Utility and restart your Mac.
It's ok to use Disk Utility. I think the advice was to see if the external drive shows up in the Disk Utility. Launch Disk Utility (make sure the external drive is connected) and make sure the drive appears on the left. You don't necessarily run and diagnostics yet.
Repairing disk permissions might do the trick... fingers crossed !
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Currently Being ModeratedFeb 24, 2010 5:09 PM (in response to Randy FitzPatrick)Hard drive crashed. Ka-put. It was in the process of dying and I didn't know.