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Disk Doesn't show up in Finder?

Discussion in 'Apple Mac' started by chilkotardis, Apr 4, 2008.

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  1. chilkotardis

    chilkotardis Thread Starter

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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.
     
  2. Serge_N_Gin

    Serge_N_Gin

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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?

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

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

    chilkotardis Thread Starter

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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
     
  4. Serge_N_Gin

    Serge_N_Gin

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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?
     
  5. Headrush

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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?
     
  6. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    I've edited the title of your thread. Please be mindful of your language in the future. :)
     
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