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Old Apr 30, 2010, 08:38 AM   #1
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External Drive does not appear in Finder "Devices"

I just noticed that my external drive used for Time Machine has disappeared from the Finder "Devices" section. Thankfully it continues to work fine and Time Machine can access it, but it makes me nervous!

Disk Utility sees the drive and partition just fine. I've run Disk Utility Repair disk both from the startup drive and the install DVD and there are no errors. Repair permissions is greyed out/disabled under both conditions. All the rest of my internal and external drives are visible in Devices.

Any suggestions?

Many thanks.

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Old Apr 30, 2010, 08:42 AM   #2
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You can either use Finder > Preferences > Sidebar or drag it yourself to the Sidebar to get the icon back.
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Old Apr 30, 2010, 08:44 AM   #3
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My problem is that there is nothing to drag. It doesn't appear in preferences, or anywhere else other than Disk Utility...
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Old Apr 30, 2010, 08:50 AM   #4
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My problem is that there is nothing to drag. It doesn't appear in preferences, or anywhere else other than Disk Utility...
So not even here?

Is the HDD mounted? If not, the volume's name is grayed out in Disk Utility. If so, click the MOUNT button.
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Old Apr 30, 2010, 08:59 AM   #5
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That did it! I used the "GO" menu option of finder to go to the computer, and the drive was visible. Perhaps it had accidentally gotten dragged off the left side... Anyway THANK YOU!

A really quick resolution.

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