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Old Jul 24, 2011, 06:09 PM   #1
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New 11" 2011 MBA won't recognize WD 2TB Ext. Drive

Hi everyone,

When I plug my new WD ext. 2TB drive into either USB port on my new 2011 MBA 11", the icon does not appear on the desktop, as it does on my recent MBP 13". However, the drive does show up when I go to disk utility.

Is this a Lion issue? If so, how do I get the icon to appear so I can drag and drop stuff onto the desktop?

Thanks!
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 06:11 PM   #2
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Finder > Preferences > General > Show these items on the Desktop
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 07:23 PM   #3
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Try this:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1153699
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 07:29 PM   #4
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Do you think it has to do with NTFS?
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 08:47 PM   #5
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Thanks but the problem is specific to the new MBA. It mounts just find on the desktop on my 6 month old MBP.
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Thanks but the problem is specific to the new MBA. It mounts just find on the desktop on my 6 month old MBP.
So you have checked post #2 and it didn't help?
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Old Jul 24, 2011, 10:33 PM   #7
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So you have checked post #2 and it didn't help?
Yes
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Old Jul 25, 2011, 05:20 AM   #8
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However, the drive does show up when I go to disk utility.
Is it greyed out or is it mounted? Does it show up in the Finder's Sidebar (if mounted)?

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So you have checked post #2 and it didn't help?
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Does it look like this?
Or does it look like this?
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Old Jul 25, 2011, 01:40 PM   #9
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Is it greyed out or is it mounted? Does it show up in the Finder's Sidebar (if mounted)?





Does it look like this?
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Or does it look like this?
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It wasn't mounted, but your post actually led me to another that helped out, problem solved. Thanks!
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Old Jul 25, 2011, 01:45 PM   #10
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It wasn't mounted, but your post actually led me to another that helped out, problem solved. Thanks!
To what solution did it let you? Maybe future posters or readers might benefit from that.
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