LaCie external drive – Mac and PC can’t use

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    nstofberg
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    Hi all,

    First post here and I really worried.
    I have a Lacie external drive which I normally connect to my Mac – no problems.

    Tried to connect it to my Windows 7 pc to transfer some files and it wasn’t recognised. It installs the drivers and says its ready to use, but doesn’t appear as a drive. So I read about it and the advice was to go to Computer Management – Disk Managment and mark drive 1 / partition as active and then assign a drive letter. So I did that and then Windows tells me that I must format the drive to use it.
    Obviously I don’t want to as I can’t loose my data – my wedding pictures are on the drive!

    So I’ve plugged the Lacie back into my mac, and the drive is unusable and says I need to format too. Even the repair function doesn’t work.

    I’ve bought and downloaded DD. Below is a link to the screen shot. I don’t really want to have to do the deep scan because I’ll lose file names and locations.
    What are my options?

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7179/6861873505_57148bf797_z.jpg

    Please help.

    Thanks in advance,
    Nick

    #4843

    nstofberg
    Participant

    And here is another picture of the info tab on the drive

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7069/6861893355_48607f4dd9_b.jpg

    #4844

    mynameisJR
    Participant

    Obviously, there’s a lost partition found. That’s where all your files should be. Try to quick-scan it now. You should be able to recover everything with the original file properties.

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