Its a 2011 macbook Pro, os is high sierra, I have no back ups unfortinatlyand I've tried to run first aid. If you click on the image on my reply to my post it links to an image of the failed first aid runNeed the following information:
1. What Mac model do you have? And how old is it?
2. What Mac OS are you running?
3. This is critical: are you making backups to an external device?
4. Have you ever done any disk cleanup/maintenance/repairs?
Unfortunately I don't have another Mac is there any other way?Hello,
It may be a corrupted disk directory, or possibly a failing drive. That drive looks like a 2.5" Seagate 5400-rpm standard drive mechanism.
There are some applications like DiskWarrior that may be able to repair a damaged disk directory, but if the drive is actually failing, you could lose all of the data.
Do you have another Mac, as you may be able to use Target Disk Mode and connect the MBP as a hard drive to attempt copying the data.
So I'd need to connect a SSD, install mac os on it and see if I can get my files back with another program?Hello,
The only other ways are to setup OS X on an external drive to startup from, or run some utilities on the internal like DiskWarrior. However, if the drive is failing and not just corrupted, you may lose that data on the drive when attempting additional repairs with DiskWarrior and the like.
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