Question about Hard Drives
The problem is that most of the external drives are formatted for the PC market and since Vista, the storage world is moving toward NTFS as Windows 7 requires it and it is the main reason the upgrade path has faltered.
The problem with NTFS and OS X is that you might be able to read data but you won't be able to write to it.
FAT or FAT32 was the previous files systems used and OSapple could read and write to it with minimal intrusion.
That said, have someone with a PC read the drive. Let's hope the data is intact and find the file system format of your drive. If he/she has trouble have them run from the command line "chkdsk /r" "driveletter""
Transfer the data to another interim source. reformat the drive to Apple native and restore the data ... hopefully all is well.
Posted on Mar 28, 2010
Read this: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=25532
You might want to run disk utilities from time to time as well to repair disk permissions
Posted on Dec 24, 2007
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