External Mac-Formatted WD Drive Unreadable

Using TestDisk to repair the filesystem
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cammunition
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External Mac-Formatted WD Drive Unreadable

#1 Post by cammunition » 28 Nov 2012, 09:51

Hi. I have a 2TB drive Western Digital external drive that was working just fine until recently. Then suddenly I got this error: "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer."

I downloaded TestDisk and analyzed the drive specified and got this:

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I ran the quick search and got this (see below).

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I wasn't sure what to do at this point, since it didn't appear that there were any overlapping partitions, so I hit continue and got this:

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Can you please tell me what I should do at this point?

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cammunition
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Joined: 28 Nov 2012, 08:43

Re: External Mac-Formatted WD Drive Unreadable

#2 Post by cammunition » 02 Dec 2012, 22:29

I found this simple set of instructions how to recover and HFS partition using TestDisk.

http://www.ehow.com/how_7486655_recover ... ition.html

I'm going to give it a shot and post my results here.

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