Can't open folder on external drive, but can see it

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Pedro Guerne, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. Pedro Guerne macrumors newbie

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    Jan 18, 2016
    #1
    Hello,

    I copied a folder to my external drive a few weeks ago and today when i tried do access it i can see the folder on finder, but i can't open it or even see it's contents on the right side of finder.

    The strange thing is that i'm duplicating the folder and in there i can see the contents. Haven't tried to open any file but i'm presuming that i can, because now i can see them on finder.

    Anyone nows why this is happening? The external disk is a Verbatim, 320 Gb and it's formated in Mac Os Extended (Journaled).

    I want to know so i can prevent this from happening and because i'm thinking of using it as a backup.

    Thanks!
     
  2. JohnDS macrumors 65816

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    Oct 25, 2015
    #2
    Run Verify disk on the external disk using Disk Utility to see if the disk directory needs repairing.
     
  3. Fishrrman macrumors G4

    Fishrrman

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    Feb 20, 2009
    #3
    When you look at the folder (on the external drive), does it have a small red circle imposed over it with a "no entry" icon?
    (thinking permissions issue here)
     

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