Mac os x fsck volume could not be repaired

That is if the drive is not fully shot. You can also buy an USB adapter to plug into the hard drive, and if the drive is readable, you might get a chance to save your files. You can accomplish the same thing by opening your PC and plugging the drive into a 2nd connector if available. I can't see the whole thread, and I'm sorry if you have a Mac. Opening these can be an adventure, and I don't think TestDisk will run in this case.

If you're adventurous and have a PC, you can try TestDisk, a little utility that has been able to get into a couple drives when nothing else I've tried has been able to. The bottom line, however, is that the life expectancy of a hard drive is years on average Google , and the undeniable fact is that it will fail catastrophically at some point. Perhaps you've hit that wall. Perhaps it's worth it. To recover files from a non booting Mac, one has to first boot the Mac with a secondary source say a rescue media and recover files from the Mac internal hard drive.

This happened to me, too. I ended up getting a CrashPlan account and have backed up the files I can to the cloud. Fortunately, I also have the same files on my Mac, so I've backed those up, too. I'm getting ready to reformat the bad hard drive, so I'll see if my time doing so was a waste or if the drive is again useable. Might be a win-win in that I have my stuff backed up in three places, but if the drive is bad, I still have the cloud and another external drive.

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Same issue. Hard drive failed completely. I'm not going to be able to access with anything. My guess is that I need to install a new drive, download a new OS, and install it. My only Mac is dead. I don't have access to anything but a Windows PC. You can purchase a OS from many websites like this one. That's what I ended up doing. And it also seems like most folks who want to help just can't believe that the failed drive is totally useless. Lots of help available to recover it, but they are often simply dead.

I appreciate your advice and the trouble you went through. You need a system running OS-X to create a bootable disk. Think of it this way if your Windows systems drive failed you would be in the same boat! As you couldn't create a bootable disk for Windows under OS-X natively. I have seen this quite often. What I do is plug the drive into ubuntu and copy the files to an external. You have to run the command: I think staying with an OS-X system would be a lot less work here.

Besides ubuntu does not support Apples file types and permission mask so you would loose that. I have found the steps given in the link below have resolved issues a few times now when I run into a disk that fails to mount in High Sierra. I think I eventually found the correct information on Western Digital's website, which is referenced in the link provided.

Seriously Apple - fix your tools Note that this fix is one to try after other steps restarting, single user mode disk check, etc.

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In my case, I was not concerned with retaining any data from the disks involved. Select a Language: Help Translate iFixit. Back Answers Index. View the answer I have this problem too Subscribed to new answers. Is this a good question? Yes No. Voted Undo.

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Most Helpful Newest Oldest. Chosen Solution. Andrea De Martino Rep: Was this answer helpful? Did you try any of the repair software? To see whether this is the case, you can run the "process status" command in a Console shell: Score 6. How do I run the "process status" command in a Console shell? Then type in sudo ps ax grep fsck and press the Enter key. CarlFitzpatrick carlfitzpatrick Rep: So, if you are facing this issue, then try below mentioned few tricks: Backup Mac OS X: Attempt the last ditch repair: Contact Support. Is there no other way than replacing the hard disk, like formatting the hard disk and reinstalling OS?

Jun 1, 6: You can certainly try that. Try those other options if you wish also, but the failure is likely to occur again, perhaps in a short period of time. Disk Utility already executed those identical commands, several times.

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Jun 1, 7: Jun 1, 8: Option 2 is easier, and identical to Option 1 as far as the MacBook Pro is concerned, so that's what I recommend. Assuming it mounts, you could then exhaust every alternative to extract its data or "repair" it using whatever method you choose — keeping in mind any "repair" should be considered temporary, and used for the sole purpose of creating a backup or extracting uncorrupted data. Jun 2, 6: Disk Utility and its 'repair disk' option actually uses the same fsck command that you appear to have run from singleuser mode. What fsck does is attempt to repair corruption to the directory of the disk drive, sometimes the corruption is so bad fsck cannot repair it.

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Whilst it is possible the drive has a hardware failure like John Galt suggests it maybe merely that the corruption is too bad for fsck. In which case you have two options. You could completely reformat the drive, obviously this will lose all files on the drive but if the format succeeds you could restore the files from a backup.

You do have a backup don't you? This works in a totally different way to Disk Utility aka fsck in that DiskWarrior does not attempt to repair the existing disk directory, instead it builds a new copy from scratch. There is no guarantee that DiskWarrior will succeed but over the years it has helped a lot of people where Disk Utility could not. More Less. Communities Contact Support. Sign in. Browse Search. Ask a question.