External HD Left on...Finder not Responding?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by reubs, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. reubs macrumors 68000

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    When I left this morning I didn't turn my external HD off. When I got home today and began to access it, I got the spinning pinwheel and an unresponsive finder. I couldn't eject the disk, so everything I had saved since the last time I ejected it was gone (which wasn't much).

    Could leaving the HD on and connected be what caused my finder to quit?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Yeah, Finder is notoriously bad with connected volumes like external drives. It's probably best to keep your drive switched off if you're not using it. :eek:
     

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