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I have an issue with a hard drive I had removed from my laptop: MacBook Pro 17" (Mid 2010).
It was working perfectly, I just wanted to replace it with an SSD drive.
Later, like 3 days ago, the drive unexpectedly started to give an issue. I think it has bad sectors and because of that, I cannot boot from it as an external drive to use my alternate operating system (as an additional computer - connected to my laptop).
Important Note: When I connect it as external drive, I can see it, but right away there is a window that appears with the next message:
macOS can’t repair the disk “1TB Macintosh HD”. You can still open or copy files on the disk, but you can’t save changes to files on the disk. Back up the disk and reformat it as soon as you can.
This hard drive has 1TB ( 2.5" Inches), it is divided into two partitions. One of them works perfectly and on the one that has the issue, I am able to see the files, but it won't let me modify or rename anything on it (I’ve moved 75 Folders from 78), the weight of those folders sums 260 GB, and the remaining (3 Folders) weight 235 GB ].
Now I am trying to move and/or save the rest of the files and documents that are into this partition, but when I try to move the files to another disk, those three folders, and files, the system doesn't allow me to move them.
The next message comes up saying: You can’t copy the item "because its name is too long or includes some characters that are invalid in the destination volume".
On Disk Utility, I’ve done the ( First Aid ) option and there comes up the following result:
First Aid process has failed. If possible back up the data on this volume.
Click Done to continue.
Verifying storage system...........
Disk full error
The volume 1TB Macintosh HD could not be repaired.
File system check exit code is 8.
Restoring the original state found as mounted.
Problem -69842 occurred while restoring the original mount state.
File system unable to verify or repair failed.
Basically, the most important for me right now is to save urgently is whats in the last Three Folders and some remaining files that I am not able to modify or rename it to make the "name short and without any special character", so because of it, I cannot move them to the new hard drive unit.
Please, if somebody is capable to help me on this, I will appreciate it so much !!
So, this is the way on how I'm trying to move the files from the old HD to the New SSD HD. But the system does not allow me to transfer the last (3 folders) that I need to move. The window with a message comes up saying I cannot do it because the name of various files is too long.
Important note from me: Like I’ve described on the first post: The old hard drive justs let me see the files, but won’t let me rename them or make any changes.
And then, the big question is: How could I get those (3) Folders Out of the Old Hard Drive, if I can’t rename or edit the names on those specific Folders or Files?
Thank you much again !!
Hi Dan @danj , I've already wrote this current message on a comment, bur for some reason it doesn't appear on the history :/ But, well... Down here I am answering to you the questions you've sent to me and also, I am sending the ScreenShots you've suggested also.
• What is the Mac OS your system is using ? Go to About this Mac where it tells you.
Answer: The Old Hard Drive ( The one I’ve took from the Laptop ), On the ( 1st ) First Partition, it has [ Mac OS Sierra ] installed.
Note ::: This old one is also 1TB, but not SSD.
• What if any other OS's are you using ?
Answer: The Old Hard Drive ( The one I’ve took from the Laptop ), On the ( 2nd ) Second Partition, it has [ Mac OS Lion ] installed .
Note ::: This old one is also 1TB, but not SSD.
• How did you setup the SSD ? Did you use the Mac OS installer or clone your drive ?
Answer: On the New Hard Drive ( The one I’ve already installed into my Laptop ), I’ve installed [ Mac OS High Sierra ].
> I’ve installed the Operative System through the Recovery Mode and the the that Operative System from the Apple Servers.
• Did you use Migration Assistant ?
• What is the Make and model of the SSD you installed ?
Answer: 1TB Samsung SSD 850 EVO Media
• What are the HDD's partitions are they both GUID/Journaled ? Open Disk Utility and click on the drives
Answer: YES, both are GUID/Journaled
Now I need you to supply me a snapshot of the file dialog box of one of the files on your SSD open up text edit and create a new file, save it, then within the OS Right click on this file, open Sharing & Permissions take a snapshot of the dialog box within the tabbed section.
Now open one of the files in question on your HDD, and do the same.
Also open the Name & Extension tab and take a snapshot of the name.