external FAT or NTFS external drives not showing up in Finder

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Revolverkiller, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. Revolverkiller macrumors newbie

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    they are in System Profiler but not finder. anyone else having that problem?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Have you tried restarting your Mac? Have you mounted the drives?
     
  3. Revolverkiller thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ive restarted several times but they dont show up. they are in Rocketfish HDD cases with card readers and 2 USB ports. and if I put my flash drives in the USB slots, they are recognized by Finder. but the actual drives in the cases are not.

    what do you mean?
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Launch Disk Utility and see if the drives appear there. If so, select a drive and click the "Mount" button on the toolbar, (unless it says "Unmount", in which case it's already mounted).
     
  5. Revolverkiller thread starter macrumors newbie

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    will not mount, so am doing a disk repair and now its giving me a "Volume marked as Dirty" message and "MFT Record 0xc is unreadable." with more like that following. so either ML hates NTFS and wants to do stuff to it or something
     

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