LaCie external drive – Mac and PC can’t use

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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?

    Please help.

    Thanks in advance,



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



    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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