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I have a lacie had drive that i've been using on my mac. My mac died and I bought a PC instead. How can I retrieve the data I stored on my Lacie?

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The easiest way that I know is to purchase a program called MacDrive from Mediafour.com

This will let your PC (Windows XP, Vista or Windows7) read the mac formatted HD directly

They do have a trial version, so you can make sure it'll work for your HD before you pay for it.

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My mac does not recognize it. It was working last night and then not this morning. It did not fall and was in perfect working condition yesterday. I only bought it about 3 wks ago so i'm terribly confused...


Hello,

There are several things that could have gone wrong. The least worrisome is a software glitch. Please shut your Mac completely off, then unplug the Lacie and turn your Mac back on. Leave the Lacie drive disconnected for about 5 mins then reconnect it and see if it re-appears.

If it does keep your data on both the Lacie and the Mac for the next few weeks and if it does it again get it replaced. If it does not, you should be fine.

If the Lacie drive doesn't reappear then it may have failed. I can suggest a simple program to check if it's dead or just lost it's formatting. In the latter case the program can retrieve files from it before reformatting, in the former you will need the help of a pro to repair the drive before any files could be retrieved from it.

The program I'm suggesting was recently reviewed here Once you get to that page just click on the picture at the top and it will take you to the download area where you can get a copy. It's free to download and scan but you will have to pay them before it will recover files.

Of course if there's nothing important on it yet and it's dead, I would suggest simply having it replaced.

Hope this helps FixYa,

Chris

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No Power!


Hi, A couple of possibilities: 1. The drive is at fault; 2. The USB cable is at fault; 3. The USB port of your Mac is at fault. Things you can try: 1. Test the drive in another Mac; 2. Replace the USB cable. Things you can do to try and retrieve the data: 1. Use Data Recovery software compatible with Mac; 2. Check with Lacie website and find out if there are any utilities that can be used to repair/retrieve your Big Disk http://www.lacie.com/us/support/drivers/index.htm?id=10007 Hope you get an idea and things work out for you. Good luck and kind regards.

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-Check all connections (Ethernet, Power, USB, etc)
-Install the appropriate driver for the device, usually included on a CD
-Double Check compatibility with your system (system requirements usually on packaging of product)
-If you haven't rebooted since you set it up, then reboot, this fixes a lot of things
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If nothing works, then send it in if it's under warranty or contact a professional service.

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You can download a data retrieval tool called MacDrive that will give Windows the ability to speak Mac. There is a free trial available and it should be able to help you grab the files off of the drive.

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Some LaCie drives ship out formatted FAT32 so they will be ready to use on either a Mac or a PC. If you are getting error -50 when copying to a LaCie drive, or any drive formatted for PC, it is because of the following: Certain characters that can be used in a Mac OS X filename are not allowed in MS-DOS filenames. This can prevent the file from being copied, and can occur when a filename contains non-printing ASCII characters, or any of these characters: ? / \ < > " | > *. Either copy the data off of the drive and use Apple's Disk Utility to erase the drive in Mac OS Extended format, or change the filenames of the documents that cannot be copied. Hope that helps http://www.lacie.com/us/support/index.htm?rid=10033 I also noticed there are some patches for LaCie drives. You may check out the patches before the format. Let me know what happens. Tim

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