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Oct 14, 2005

I was messing around with the ownership & permissions on my external HD and I think I may have switched it to no read & write.

Now when I plug the HD in, it shows up in Disk Utility and System Profiler but not in Finder. I've verified and repaired and neither of those things seem to help.

I'm not sure if what I did screwed it up or not.

I have some pretty important stuff on the HD. Do I have to reformat? Is there any terminal command or somthing that I can do to get into the HD?

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I've got a WD 500gig 3.0 USB external drive, that no longer mounts on mac Lion or Snow Leopard.


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Today the Airport Xtreme (AX) gives us a flashing orange light and informs us that the 500 GB Iomega disk needs to be connected to the mac and needs to be repaired.

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We also tried "Drive Genius" with the same results.

whether we hook the drive to the AX or directly to the iMac...no mounting.

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I've tried two different ways but both have failed.

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Dec 12, 2008

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