Disk Doesn't show up in Finder?

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chilkotardis

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Wierd thing's happening.
So an external disk i have has stop appearing in Finder, HOWEVER:
I can see it via the ls command in terminal.
It appears in disk utility.
IF i pull it out, OS X gives the improper device removal error.
Help?
Thank you.
chilkotardis
UPDATE:
IF show hidden files is on, i can see the disk.
 
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I'm on Tiger so I can't advise whether or not this is good for Leopard too ...

If you go to:

Finder ~> Preferences​

Do you have these options ticked?





If so, does your Ext HD show up in the Finder's Sidebar?
 

chilkotardis

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Yes, all those are checked, and as i said, if i enter this command:
defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
into terminal, then relaunch the finder, the disk appears.
-chilko
 
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I see in your specs you have both Tiger and Leopard, is this issue specific to one of those OS's? I know this isn't much but does a Permissions Repair + reboot achieve a result?
 
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Try making a temporary user account, login in on that account and then attach the device.

Does it still not appear in finder?
 

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Wierd thing's happening.
So an external disk i have has stop appearing in Finder, HOWEVER:
I can see it via the ls command in terminal.
It appears in disk utility.
IF i pull it out, OS X gives the improper device removal error.
Help?
Thank you.
chilkotardis
UPDATE:
IF show hidden files is on, i can see the disk.
I've edited the title of your thread. Please be mindful of your language in the future. :)
 
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