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    Facing issue with Mac Mini reading old PC external hard drive

    Itís like 5 years since I am using the external hard drive in PC and now I am just trying to connect with my Mac Mini and it shows up the drives list but grayed out and I am not able to access it. What is the issue? How can I make it work now? Please help.

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    Re: Facing issue with Mac Mini reading old PC external hard drive

    It doesn’t matter how many years you have used the external hard drive, all matters is whether it’s working and in proper shape. Now just go through the below mentioned points and try to check with your Mac Mini and external hard drive,

    -> First important thing which you need to check is whether the hard disk is correctly mounted to get it workin. Open the Disk Utility -> Select the drive from the list and mount it using the blue mount button.

    -> If it’s not showing up in the list then unplug the hard drive and restart your Mac Mini once and connect it back again and do the above step.
    -> Still not able to mount it? then either the hard drive needs to be repaired or it’s encrypted in Windows which need to decrypted before using it in Mac Mini.
    -> Re-check with the Windows machine if the hard disk is working properly, if not just do a full format and use it back again with Mac Mini.

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    Re: Facing issue with Mac Mini reading old PC external hard drive

    Hello , hi.

    Facing issue with Mac mini reading old Pc external hard drive .

    Check once that whether the hard disk is configured correctly or not.

    then open the Disk utility and select the drive from the list and mount

    the disk .. by clicking the appropriate option .

    and Restart the MAC Device once .

    In case if any problem persists then it might be due to the Corruption of the hard disk.

    and try to format the External hard drive by connecting to another MAC.

    and after formatting and then connect it.

    Thank you..

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