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Smartdisk firelite Hi my firelite 120gb smartdisk will now not mount on my mac or anywhere else. It used to. I can see it in disk utility but can't see it on my desktop. I've got important files on there I'm not too sure what to do or how to solve it. I might of messed it up as I was trying to have read only privledges on it by going into more info. I hopethere is someone who can help me solve this issue. best regards vim

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Please use a recovery program for mac and then once all files are recovered then repartion hdd in disk utility then copy back all files to hard drive or change your external drive as you are the fourth person to have this problem with firelite hard drive for the mac sounds like a compatabilly issue with mac os systems

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The operating system should automatically recognize the drive.
Take your drive to Radio Shack, along with the cables you have tried.
It is possible that you are using the wrong cable.
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