Question about Western Digital My Book Essential Edition (WDG1U5000N) 500 GB Hard Drive
I think you have to connect the drive to a Windows PC and follow the procedure that I have posted earlier to see/recover/delete/transfer the hidden files and folders. Its the easiest way I suppose as you have external drive and it can be easily connected to any PC. As for MAC, there may be a way out, but unfortunately I can not guide you at the moment coz Im not a MAC user. However, I'll try my best to find a way out. Meanwhile, you may grab a Windows PC n give it a try.
Posted on Jul 27, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Does the external drive work when connected to some _other_ computer? (Friend? Office? Home?)
It could be a failure either in the "hardware" inside the external-case (the USB adapter & interface)
or in the disk-drive "inside" the external-case.
So, a qualified technician can open the external drive, remove the disk-drive, and connect it directly to a computer, to see if the files can be "directly" read from the disk-drive.
If not, then you should search online for a "data recovery" service -- they are expensive, but they physically repair a damaged disk-drive, just long-enough to copy your data to another disk-drive.
Posted on May 31, 2009
The Mac disk format cannot see or read by a PC, the PC can see the external drive as a device only.
The way around this problem is to format the external drive with the PC, now you can fransfer/copy files to the external drive and when you plug it into the Mac, the MAC can read PC file formats, this also applies to USB memory sticks.
Posted on Aug 03, 2009
all solutions are not helpful, if u just use safe mode then there is no problem with hard disk, its a problem of some services, u just try with safe mode.30-40% people has same problem.
Posted on Feb 05, 2010
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