While my iMac (OS X El Capitan version 10.11) was in sleep mode the other day I stupidly unplugged my external hard drive from it in order to bring it somewhere. I should have properly ejected it but I didn’t and now when I plug it back into my computer it isn’t readable and I get an error message that says “The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer” and my options are “intialize” “ignore” or “eject.” I selected “initialize” and it brought me to disk utility:
I thought I would be able to just click “mount” in order to fix it but it is greyed out. So I tried running first aid and it told me this:
I don’t know what a partition map is or how to fix this issue, although it says “operation successful” I am still not able to access the files that are on my My Book Essential HD. Any help is greatly appreciated!!