Ejected external drive, how do I get it back

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  1. YMark macrumors 6502a

    YMark

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    I've been running an external drive connected to my iMac forever. A few minutes ago, I accidentally ejected it instead of my SDCard.

    How the hell do I get it back? I've pulled the USB cable and reinserted thinking that Finder would pick it back up. No luck.

    If I try and "connect" to it thru Finder, I get an error message telling me to access it locally. Any clues?

    Thanks
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    How did you eject it? Did you click the EJECT icon in Finder's Sidebar or did you drag it off the Sidebar?
    Or did you drag the HDD icon from the Desktop onto the TRASH icon in the Dock?
    Does the HDD show up in Disk Utility, where you also can mount devices?
     
  3. YMark thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I hit the eject icon. It does NOT show up in disk utility.
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Did you try an SMC reset?
     
  5. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    Keep it connected, and try shutting down and then do a cold start up.
     
  6. YMark thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No, but that seems kind of drastic.
     
  7. YMark thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Just did that. Still no drive.
     
  8. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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  9. YMark thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I just pulled the USB cable (which I had done before) and plugged it into my Macbook Air. The Air saw it right away.

    Then I plugged it back into my iMac and now it shows up in Finder. Not sure what the hell is up with that, but thanks to everyone for the suggestions.
     
  10. simsaladimbamba

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    That is not drastic and it should take less than three minutes, excluding the shut down and start up time. I did an SMC reset when I has similar problems and it helped in these cases.
     
  11. YMark thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well that was my next step. Thanks again for the help.
     
  12. ljonesj macrumors 6502a

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    Have you tried unpluging the usb cable on the drive and pluging it back in
     
  13. simsaladimbamba

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    It worked via this method:

     

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