OS X :: Mount ExFAT Partition - Running HD On External Dock?

Nov 26, 2010

I'm using 10.6.5 and recently I found a hard drive that has an exFAT partition on it. I suspect that partition contains the TrueCrypt container that I've been looking for, but I can't seem to be able to mount it on OSX to get to the files within that partition. Is there any way I can mount this exFAT partition? I'm running the hard drive on an external dock.

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MacBook :: Partition On External Drive Won't Mount?

Aug 17, 2009

I've got an external 500gb Seagate drive with 2 journalised partitions.....one for my time machine backups and the other for holding audio samples for my drum machines and such. All of a sudden today the audio partition won't mount but the time machine partition still works fine. I go into disk utility and it shows ther but just says unable to mount when I try to mount it. It suggests first aid so I verify and repair numerous times and it says everything is ok. I can boot up Ubuntu in VMware andboth partitions are visible and all the files are there....everything is just as it should be. I was using 10.5.7 and just upgraded to 10.5.8 tonight and nothing changed.

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Mac Pro :: External Hard Drive Seen In Disk Utility But Partition Won't Mount?

Sep 2, 2014

I've been running a Toshiba 1TB external drive on my Mac Pro tower and it's been working fine.  But yesterday it wouldn't mount.  I could see the drive in Disc Utility, but the partition wouldn't mount.  I brought it into work where I'm running an iMac and it mounted just fine.  Why would it stop working on one computer (where it was previously fine) yet work okay on another? And how do I get it working on the tower?

Mac Pro, iOS 7.1.2

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MacBook Pro :: Format External Drive To MS-DOS (FAT) Or ExFAT ??

Mar 19, 2012

Which format would be most appropriate for reformatting my external drive whilst keeping it compatible across platforms (mac and windows)?? 

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Dec 1, 2014

My 27in late 2013 iMac using Yosemite 10.10.1 will not recognize USB card readers. I've tried 3 different card readers and even a brand new 3.0 reader. I only Lexar Professional Compact Flash cards, so I have to use an external card reader. My 2010 Macbook Pro has no problems reading all 3 of my external card readers. If I plug in an SD card to the external card reader nothing happens, but if I insert the SD card straight into the iMac it can recognize the card immediately. What am I doing wrong?

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Jan 9, 2011

I'm using Macbook Pro(2010, 10.6.6) and a PC with Windows 7. I need to transfer image files from both laptops to an external drive. I formatted the external drive in exFAT and wanted to know if there are any problems that might occur in the future. I already know there is an issue with such programs as Carbon Copy Cloner. I primarily need the drive for backup of the images and not system backups. Do you have any file corruption or other problems formatting in exFAT?

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Windows On Mac :: Bootcamp Partition Won't Mount In OSX

Jun 5, 2009

I decided earlier today that I wanted my boot camp partition to be bigger so I made a disk image of it with winclone and then proceeded to restore my HD to a single partition and then partition it again with boot camp assistant.

The partitioning went fine and then I had two partitions. I then went to restore my system with the mac clone image and this process went fine and I can now boot up into windows with the partition.

when I am in OSX the bootcamp partition will not mount. When I go into disk utility and try and mount it from there I get an error message that says "the drive cannot be mounted, try running first aid on the disk and try mounting again

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OS X :: Partition Won't Mount After System Crash And Reboot

Apr 27, 2009

im running OSX Leopard on my Macbook Pro and I have a mobile hard-drive attached. My bittorrent client, Azureus, is likely accessing one of the three partitions on the external drive when, for some reason, my system hangs. After a while i I just hold down the power button to force a restart.

After it starts up everything works fine, except that the partition that was in use wont mount, although the other two will without problem.

All the partitions show up in disk utility. If i try to mount the troublesome partition from within disk utility, I get a dialogue box saying the mount failed and I should try first aid. When I try to repair it with "Verify disk", it tells me that the volume "appears to be ok".

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OS X :: Bootcamp Partition Wont Mount After 10.6.2 Update?

Nov 10, 2009

as the title suggests, ive just installed 10.6.2 and now my bootcamp partition,which i've names 'Windows HD' has dissapeard from my desktop and icant get it to mount using Disk Utility.i simply get the error:Mount failedThe disk "Windows HD" could not be mounted.Try running First Aid on the disk and then retry mounting.Ok i just tired booting into bootcamp and i get an error moments later that it cant read the disk and i have to restart.surely there must be a way to force it. i've tried restarting.i've got vital things on that partition needed in order to keep working and now im getting behind from another problematic snow leopard update

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OS X :: Boot Camp - Cannot Mount Windows 7 Partition

Jan 18, 2010

Summary: Can't mount Win7 partition in OSX. NTFS-3G installed.

So I finally got around to installing Win 7 on my iMac through boot camp. During the install I deleted the partition BC created and reformatted. (I've now learned this is a bad way to do things and I should have just hit 'format' - as I understand that would have left me with the Boot Camp configuration all OK on the Mac end of things). I did the whole delete-the-ati-drivers nonsense and it's installed & running well on Win7. What I can't do now is mount my windows 7 partition in Disk Util so I can write some files to the partition in Snow Leopard (or mount the disk for VM/Parallels). NTFS-3G is installed. Is there a way to get this fixed so that I can accomplish without reinstalling Win7 (again)?

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Windows On Mac :: BootCamp Not Mount XP / FAT32 Partition

Jul 28, 2010

I have a Mini 2.26 Core 2 Duo with 2 GB 1067 DDR3 RAM and a 160 GB HDD. I'm pasting the system profiler specs:

Macintosh HD:
Capacity:125.49 GB (125,493,575,680 bytes)
Available:101.22 GB (101,216,739,328 bytes)
File System:Journaled HFS+
BSD Name:disk0s2
Mount Point:/

Capacity:34.2 GB (34,202,451,968 bytes)
Available:13.77 GB (13,774,503,936 bytes)
File System:MS-DOS FAT32
BSD Name:disk0s3
Mount Point:/Volumes/BOOTCAMP

The partition "Bootcamp" can be seen from OSX, but when I restart and use the option button to select an OS, it just hangs up on a white screen and never loads the choices. Booting without the option button defaults to OSX. I have also tried to repair the disk in disk utility. I can definitely wipe the partition and reload XP, but I'd love an alternative. I've backed up the XP partition on a different HDD, so I'm ready to go. As this is my work rig, I have to get this resolved correctly.

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Hardware :: Quit Booting From OS X Partition - Drive Won't Mount

Dec 16, 2010

I have a G3 Pismo laptop with a 30GB drive. The drive has an OSX partition and a classic partition. However, it recently quit booting form the OSX partition and will not mount this. Disc Utility run from DVD will not repair it. I have used Tech Tool on it three times. After the last "repair" Tech Tool said the volume passed, but it still doesn't mount. I tried using it in Target Disc mode with my G4. Still, only the OS 9 volume mounts. Toast will not create a disc image, so I guess I'm screwed. My only options at this point are older classic utilities. Is there any chance that Disc Warrior for OS 9 will get this volume to mount so I can copy things, format,and reinstall?

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Windows On Mac :: Unable To Mount Partition - Grayed Out In Disk Utility

Dec 26, 2010

I can boot into bootcamp with no problems. I have been wanting to be able to open the bootcamp in Parallels. Here is the issue:

1. The partition 'disk0s3' is greyed out in Disk Utility. It is not mounted. Mounting does nothing.

2. For reference, the Windows 7 is formatted as NTFS. It is a Windows 7 64-bit install

3. Verify disk does the following:
Verifying volume "disk0s3" ** /dev/disk0s3
Invalid BS_jmpBoot in boot block: efbbbf
Error: This disk needs to be repaired. Click Repair Disk.

4. repairing does the following:
Verify and Repair volume "disk0s3" ** /dev/disk0s3
Invalid BS_jmpBoot in boot block: efbbbf
Volume repair complete.Updating boot support partitions for the volume as required.Error: Disk Utility can"t repair this disk. Back up as many of your files as possible, reformat the disk, and restore your backed-up files.

I have stuff on the Windows partition that I don't want deleted. I'm really stuck on this -obviously, I can just continue to boot into bootcamp, I just would rather open it from Parallels. I'm not sure what or if I made some mistake in setting up Bootcamp, I thought I followed the directions to that. I do know I formatted the partition as NTFS during the install - as I think Windows 7 requires it. I have tried installing NTFS-3G - it is installed, but didn't do any good when trying to mount the drive.

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Dec 9, 2010

How can I run it without WM Ware Fusion or Parallels? Is there an app where I can run it somehow without such programs?

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OS X :: Can't Write To External Drive - Now External Won't Mount?

Jul 10, 2009

I've not Time Machine'd in about 3 weeks. After working fine for several months, out of the blue I get this error. I think it was -61? "Get Info" said it was read only. I couldn't figure out how to make it write & read. Now, out of the blue, I can't even mount it.I'm at a loss. My iMac is on it's last legs and I'm playing with fire. I guess the first order of business is to mount the thing but it just does nothing or IDK how to force it to do this?

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OS X :: Using External Drive With HFS Partition And NTFS Partition?

Feb 12, 2009

I am trying to format my external drive to have (2) partitions. A NTFS for backing up my Windows computer and a HFS for backing up my MacBook Pro.

This is what ive tried:

1.) Create 2 partitions on my Mac in Disk Utility. 1 partition HFS, 1 partition FAT32. After doing this both show up in OSX but neither one shows up in WinXP. I was hoping the FAT32 would show up in WinXP so I can convert it to NTFS.

2.) Create 2 partitions in WinXP using Disk Management. 1 partition is NTFS and 1 is FAT32. Connected the drive to my MBP and both partitions mounted in Finder. I then opened Disk Utility and tried to "Erase" the FAT32 partition to HFS. The process seemed to be working but then it changed the name of the partition to disk1s1 and nothing else. The partition doesnt mount in Finder or WinXP.

3.) Create 2 partitions in WinXP using Disk Managment. Both partitions as NTFS. Connected to MBP and both partitions mounted in Finder. Opened Disk Utility and tried to "Erase" one of the NTFS systems to HFS. Same thing happen as #2, renamed the partition but didnt do anything else. The partition doesnt show up in Finder or WinXP.

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IMac :: ExFat For Compatibility For Windows Computers Or Only Mac Os X File System

Dec 27, 2009

I got this new iomega external usb HDD for backup purposes mainly. what file system should i use? exFat for compatibility for windows computers or only mac os file system? i would like to avoid ntfs

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OS X :: External HD Won't Mount

Nov 13, 2008

I recently Installed Windowns on my MBP via boot camp and I also installed a MacDrive 5 day trial version so I could move some files from the external (1Tb WD My book pro) to the windows side. Everything went smoothly and then after my file transfers on the windows side, then in a hurry I just unplugged the firewire cable and shut the mac down. Now when I start up in OS X the drive doesn't mount. I starts up ok and then the only thing I see is a task called "fsck_hfs" eating up my CPU and memory. The drive works fine in windows with Macdrive so it's not a HD failure because all of my files are still there and usable, It's jut that Leopard can't see the darn thing. So how could I get Leopard to see the HD again without re-formating and losing all my files on it?

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OS X :: External HDD Won't Mount In 10.6.2?

Nov 24, 2009

I've got a 250GB Lacie External, firewire 600 drive.

Since I installed snow leopard on my iMac it doesn't show on the desktop or in the finder window anymore! The thing is, it shows on the iMac at work which is exactly the same age, spec and operating system version!

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Sep 27, 2010

I'm running an iMac with Mac OS X 10.6.4 . It is used mainly as a database server. The database lives on an external hard drive. The problem is that Mac OS X does not mount the external drive until I log in locally. Logging in via SSH is not enough. Does anyone know how I can make OS X mount the external hard drive even if no one logs in?

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Mac Pro :: LaCie External Will Not Mount

Mar 25, 2008

I knocked my external off the desk. Smash, buggered that hard drive. So I bought a new drive, made sure it was the same drive, installed it fine. But it's not mounting. The blue access light on the front just flashes continuously, but the drive won't mount so I can format it.

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OS X :: Not Able To Mount An External Drive

Jan 3, 2009

I have this sans digital USB towerraid enclosure, with one, 1TB drive in it. It's formated as NTFS. It was working just fine, but for some reason, I went to connect it to a windows machine today and it basically froze up the computer. so i tried a few things, and it was still freezing the computer.So i connect it to my macbook pro where it normally is, and when it tries to mount the device i get an error from NTFS-3G. I added an attachment of the error it gives. I tried inserting the command line it suggests in terminal , but it didn't really do anything. I'm not really familiar with terminal or how to use it fully.

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OS X :: External MyBook HD Does Not Mount

Mar 31, 2010

Tore open my WD MyBook to replace the internal disk, and after piecing it back together, it no longer mounts in Finder. Disk Utility is also blind to it-- in fact the only thing that will see it at all is System Profiler.

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Mac Pro :: External Drives Will Not Mount To 2010?

Oct 10, 2010

I am having issues with mu G-tech and Lacie external FW800 drives mounting to the desktop. The drives just spin and click and never mount. I tried different cables and both- front and back ports.

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MacBook Pro :: External Not Mount When Hooked Up To USB Hub

Nov 1, 2009

I have a new mbp and a WD 500gb external, the smaller size ones. When I hook it up directly to the usb port on my comp it mounts, but if I try to use the logitech 4 port usb hub the comp doesn't find the external.

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Mar 21, 2012

I have tried a Samsung Drive and an ASUS slim drive (that worked twice, then stopped working). They do show up in the Disk Utility, but not on the desktop. Disc Utility states that burning is not supported, even though I was able to burn two discs with the ASUS before it stopped as well. I had my keyboard replaced around the same time as the issue starting, it is possible that they could they have messed with something by accident. The tech did also forget to put a screw in above the DVD Drive. I also will note the internal drive is a Combo Drive, not a superdrive.

MacBook (13-inch Late 2006), Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Intel Mac :: Cannot Mount An External Drive

Mar 24, 2012

Disk first aid sees the drive but the "mount " button is dim. I am connected by a usb cable. I am using Lion 10.7.3. 

I had been using the drive connected to an airport extreme. That configuration failed its connection to my imac. The drive is now connected now directly to the computer. .

iMac (27-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.7.3), airport extreme

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MacBook Pro :: It Won't Mount External Disk

Jun 20, 2012

I have a new Macbook Pro with a retina display that won't mount a Toshiba Canvio 3.0 Plus external 1TB drive.  The drive shows up in the System Report under the USB tag. However Disk Utility does not see it. The drive shows up and is able to be erased and partitioned and mounted with another Macbook Pro running 10.6.8.  So, the drive itself is good. how to get the drive to mount on the new Macbook Pro? 

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Jul 5, 2012

After using OS Lion, I used to use this HD as my time machine.Yesterday I wanted to backup, found out that my Mac pro can not mount this HD anymore.  Other my older external HDs are working well, except this one.

I wonder why? My console shows fallowing error,p.s: already did SMC and PRAM, still doesn't work. 

# Product name: Iomega Prestige 1TB portable hard drive. (USB)

# Driver: Iomega Encryption Utility Mac v3.1 (the one works with Lion)

# bought in 2012 April, still new.

Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Jul 16, 2009

A few months ago I bought the NewerTech USB 2.0 Universal Drive adapter. I was going to purchase my first laptop and knew there would be drives I could take from my G4. This was my first real experience with USB 2.0 and boy do I hate it. I do mostly video editing and I very regularly transfer huge amounts of data from drive to drive. USB 2.0 waaaaay too slow compared to what I was used to. Hours to transfer 40Gbs. I now regret not getting a FireWire enclosure.How does everyone feel about those HDD docks that take SATA drives? To me it seems very economical. I understand a smaller bus powered drive would be good for travel because a dock or larger drive needs a power source.

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