1 of my Partitions from my external HDD disappear from my desktop..usually the one I want to access

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by Ryan700, Aug 20, 2017.

  1. Ryan700 macrumors member

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    I am looking for the cause of this happening. My work-around is I eject all and then unplug and plug back in. I'd prefer if I didn't have to do this all the time. On a related note it seems that every time I close the cover of my Macbook Pro and then reopen it later I get 3 popups - 1 for each partition - saying that my external hard drives were shut down incorrectly but when I go to my desktop they are there.
     
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    Ryan700

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    I got a new USB 3.0 cable which is 6 feet long. Maybe this might work. I only had a foot long cable before so when I moved my laptop to my sidetable it might have jiggled the connection to my hard drive which could have caused the problem. Keeping my fingers crossed.
     

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