USB Drive files not seen

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Hammie, Jul 27, 2012.

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    Hammie

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    After I upgraded to Mountain Lion, all the files on my external USB drive cannot be seen (Rocketfish enclosure and Samsung drive). I know that the files are there because when the drive is plugged into my Snow Leopard server everything is accessible. Additionally, "Get Info" shows 186GB used.

    Is this a ML bug? Is it on Apple side or the HDD side?

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks!
     
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    How is the drive formatted?
     
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    Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
     
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    I'd go ahead and run a disk check in disk utility first, it's possibly something's a little wonky. Otherwise, I wouldn't be too shocked if this is a 10.x.0 bug.
     
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    Sorry, I meant to say that I ran Disk Utility.

    It came back saying 'Drive could not be unmounted.' Additionally, when I go to eject the disk, I get an error message saying that 'Disk could not be ejected. It may be used by another application.' I then have to force eject the disk.

    Again, I do not have this issue on my Snow Leopard computer.
     
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    Does disk utility recognize its filesystem type, its size, etc?

    EDIT: This is sounding like a ML bug tbh, but if all else fails, I'd make another partition using Snow Leopard, see if that works. If not, try to reformat that partition as something else.
     
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    Disk Utility recognizes everything correctly.

    Must be a bug... grrr...
     
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    10.8.1 still doesn't fix this issue.

    This is VERY frustrating. I use this external drive for all of my photography. Fortunately for me, I have been too busy with other things to deal with the shots still on my cameras.

    It just sucks that this is happening. I am surprised more people are not affected in the same way. :(
     

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