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Help Cant find my external hard drive to copy files too

#1 Post by bloomy60 » 30 Sep 2019, 08:22

Hi guys

I have my old desktop hdd which testdisk is working fine on, I just got the "needs formating" errors after plugging it into my mac. I have found all my files on it and so far some of them have successfully downloaded onto my macbook hdd but the problem is I have 1tb of data to come off it and I cant find the directory for the external when I go to copy the files. I have pressed left etc to try find it but is only going to the files on my laptop hdd. I am currently running the program off the good external but that didnt help.

What am i doing wrong?

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Re: Help Cant find my external hard drive to copy files too

#2 Post by cgrenier » 30 Sep 2019, 17:04

You need to mount your external hdd.
On macos, partitions from external disk are usually mounted in /Volumes.

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Re: Help Cant find my external hard drive to copy files too

#3 Post by bloomy60 » 01 Oct 2019, 02:52

Ahh the /volumes! Thanks cgrenier!

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