External HDs showing up as CDs?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by isus, Sep 8, 2005.

  1. isus macrumors regular

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    I have had a LaCie external hard drive since Panther was out and am having problems with its "classification", if you will, in Tiger.

    In Panther, the LaCie disk was considered a hard drive, and using the "Sort by: Kind" option in the view options for the Desktop kept the partitions and CDs/DVDs separated. In Tiger, it appears that a quirk, somewhere, is causing the drive's partitions to be considered CDs/DVDs (which also messes up the "Sort by: Kind" feature).

    I've already tried deleting the Finder's plist and looking through Apple's KB articles. Any ideas as to what's going on or what I should be deleting?
     

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  2. isus thread starter macrumors regular

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  3. wdlove macrumors P6

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    You could try running repair permissions. Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility
     
  4. isus thread starter macrumors regular

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    Which drive should I run it on? Or all of them?
     
  5. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    I think you can only verify/repair permissions on a volume/HD that has OS X installed on it. I just checked Disk Utility and the permission buttons were grayed out on my LaCie external HD. So do it on the main start up HD.
     
  6. isus thread starter macrumors regular

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    Repairing permissions didn't help. tech4all: Does the sorting work as expected with your drive?
     

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