Hard Drive FULL 499.05 Gb of 500 Gb_Can Not be Mounted in Target Mode
I have a MACBOOK PRO (RETINA, 15-INCH,EARLY 2013) SSD drive.
I was using DropBox and inadvertently choked the drive.
Now the start-up process gets to the point of asking for my password
( file vault not activated )and then finishing the start-up loading bar
display but then going black or returning to the password entry.
I can see the drive using disk utilities and when in target mode but cannot mount it after entering my password. So it does not appear on the desktop after password entry.
I am trying to RETRIEVE ANY SALVAGEABLE DATA I CAN FROM THIS DRIVE.
So far the apple store Geniuses have charged me for a new battery and said the problem was fixed. However, after receiving payment and realizing that the drive was still unmountable when I tested it at the Genius bar before leaving they said "...Oops, I guess you have to reformat your drive"...Uugh thanks, guys!!! ( I had mentioned the mission was for me to mount the disk not change parts unnecessarily)
I am now thinking to try some terminal commands or FSCK in 'Single User Mode' to get into the disk but not sure if this will make things better or worse. I am also considering Stellar Volume Repair...OR ANYTHING YOU ADVISE BETTER!!!
Still not sure if all this will help or make things worse in the end because the drive that is max'd on space?!?
Does anyone have any advise!!!! Please help me !!!! ASAP !!!
Thanks in advance to all who comment!