One Partition Not Working
I have a 1TB WD Passport that I use on my Macs, both laptop and desktop. It's worked perfectly for years. I recently updated my laptop to High Sierra and all of a sudden my external hard drive would not mount at all.
I then checked if it would show up on my desktop since it was still running Mountain Lion, which it did just fine. The next day I tried accessing my files again and could no longer view them on the desktop. My external HD is partitioned so that one part is for storage and the other is a boot up disc. The boot up disc is currently the only part that will mount and show anything. The storage section is apparently corrupted somehow.
I tried Disk Utility, free data recovery software and even shelled out $130 for Diskwarrior to no avail. When plugged in, the external HD will run (meaning I can feel it spinning and the light is on) but the storage part of the partition will not show up :( I don't know what else to do, but I feel like there's gotta be something. Apple's Disk Utility shows that there is 900+ GB of data on that partition but I just can't find a way to access it.
Any help, direction/guidance would be deeply appreciated. Thanks!
I tried opening it in Windows, but it's formatted for Mac so I don't think it was able to do anything unless I reformatted it.
I did however find an application called Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery which is free to download. When I let is scan my hard drive, it actually found my files, listed the folders and file names and everything. It cost $99, but I'm currently recovering at least 99% of my data. I wish I would have tried this first and saved some money!!!! But at least I'm getting my data back.
Thanks for your response. Hopefully this helps someone else.