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USB drive won't show on desktop / files won't show in folders

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Chi-Town Mac, Nov 14, 2008.

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  1. Chi-Town Mac

    Chi-Town Mac Thread Starter

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    I have a prob with my Seagate 1TB external hard drive working on my G4 Powerbook (Leopard OSX). I have a Maxtor 200 gb drive that works perfectly. But The 1TB drive doesn't always appear on the desktop but does show in the system profiler. When it does show up on the desktop my files missing from from folders. Finally on the few times that files show up, I can't open them. I had error messages about permission to open the files but the drive and files all have read/write permission.

    I use the drive for backup. The files on this drive are from the Maxtor drive, random disks and my thinkpad which runs Vista.
    Any insite would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. JeffM

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    It's Vista's Security System. Go through the help file and it will tell you how to turn it off
     
  3. Chi-Town Mac

    Chi-Town Mac Thread Starter

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    Thanx for the response. I'll give that a try but I'm not sure if this will be effective since I have the other usb drive which I used on both machines first and have no problems reading or writing files on. I'll check back to let you know if I have success.
     
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