Changed the name of my Media Drive, Can't see downloads

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by evanrousso, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. evanrousso macrumors 6502

    Aug 28, 2006
    I have been downloading some files for the past few days and during the process I decided to rename the external hard drive that the files are being downloaded to. Now I cannot see any of the files that are in the process of being downloaded.

    Any help with this?
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    But can you see the files once they are downloaded? There's no use in seeing files that aren't completed yet. So what's the problem?

    Ultimately I would just re-aim your download preferences (in whatever programs) to your renamed hard drive.
  3. evanrousso thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 28, 2006
    I reaimed my download fields in the actual torrent client. However, I did this in the a few minutes after I actually changed the name of the drive and I was in the middle of a download. The download that was in progress is still downloading to the drive under its old name (which I guess doesnt exxist anymore). It has disappeared from the drive altogether.

    Is there a way to retrieve these downloads?
  4. evanrousso thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 28, 2006
  5. Blubbert macrumors 6502

    Nov 1, 2006
    Ok, try doing this:
    Go into the terminal and type in "ls -al /volumes" (without the qoutations). Is there a folder with the old name of your disk?

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