Thanks in advance to the people on this forum who know what you are doing. Hopefully you can help me.
I thought external hard drives functioned like flash drives, and that you could move them back and forth between Mac and PC. I guess not.
So, I didn’t format the drives, I didn’t partition the drives, I did move them back and forth between Mac OSX and Windows XP. As you probably guessed, whenever I try to read the data on either machine, I get a “format disk” request. I have not reformatted the drives because I am hoping for a miracle that someone can help me get the data back.
External hard drives that I have messed up in this fashion include a MyBook and a Passport, as well as one from another manufacturer.
What can I do to recover this data?
P.S. I didn’t know any better, so please go easy on me. I promise to properly format and partition my drives in the future.