*Should I try to connect my external after an unsafe removal? Or will it hurt my Mac some how? I’m not very knowledgeable of computers… esp. hard drives.
I opened my WD Hard Drive (3 years. Old) in a Finder window. I highlighted one of 3 folders. It was named “Desktop” (was empty & created very recently). I thought it shouldn’t be there so I clicked “Get info” (from the Finder toolbar) then Finder became unresponsive. I couldn’t eject the HD (I’m guessing; because it was in use in the “unresponsive” finder window).
I re-launched Finder and No Hard Drive Icon appeared on Desktop. Tried to restart etc…
It later said I removed device without ejecting and files could be corrupt or missing. Had power outage earlier that day. Should I try to connect the hard drive again. (I want to restore some of my files). Thank you for any help.