So, I was exporting a movie off of my 2.0TB My Passport for Mac using the program Final Cut Pro, when the baby in the office pulled the USB cable out of the computer. So, I tried reconnecting and got a window that says, “the disk you inserted was not readable by this computer. Initialize, ignore or eject.”
Well, since I have projects for several students on this hard drive and one client, I’m not about to initialize. Naturally ignoring and/or ejecting gets me nothing. Is it truly possible that simply disconnecting the USB by accident can result in this catastrophic failure? No doubt, I’m only supposed to use my external hard drive to back up files. But teaching media production at a community non-profit with all used computers and no money for extra memory, a 2TB external hard drive seemed like a workable solution. Does anyone on this forum have a solution other than always back up your projects and project files three times lest one of the children of the single moms that you’re teaching pulls the cord out by accident. Sorry for the rant. I don’t have the money to fix this problem and I fear a lot of really good media training is going to be lost in the process.