External Hard-drive files not displayed in finder;

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mediocrefuzz, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. mediocrefuzz macrumors newbie

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    Right, i've got a new hard-drive, i've partitioned it to 400gb for Time Machine and 600gb for media files etc.

    The Time Machine partition is in "Mac OS Extended (Case-sensitive, Journaled)" format and the other partition is "MS-DOS (FAT32)".

    When I open up the Time Machine partition in Finder it doesn't display my backups. No folders or nothing. I have a movies folder on the media partition and it displays the folder but nothing inside that folder. But if I go in iTunes and 'add to library' it shows up everything in that folder.

    Does anyone know why I can't access my files via finder? Is it due to the fact one partition is Mac OS Extendend and the other MS-DOS?
     
  2. mediocrefuzz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How do I do that?

    I've just tried 'repair disk' and it came up with an error "Error: Couldn't unmount disk".
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I posted a link to the instructions. Did you click and read?
     
  4. mediocrefuzz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    As if I didn't see that, ha thanks.

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    And it didn't work. It just has a spinning wheel in the status bar at the bottom of the Finder window.

    Could it be that the two partitions are of a different format setting?
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    If you followed those instructions, it's likely still indexing. You have to let it finish.
     
  6. mediocrefuzz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Righto, well i'll just come back to it later on then.
     
  7. mediocrefuzz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Next day has come and still no change. The 'Movies' folder is there but nothing in it. But if I go to 'add to library' in iTunes and go to that folder all the files are there. It's strange.

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    Nevermind, all is sorted. Restarting my mac never crossed my mind until now. And it is all working.

    Thanks.
     

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