Files Not Showing Up On External HD

Discussion in 'macOS' started by thatsmyaibo, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. thatsmyaibo macrumors regular

    Apr 17, 2007
    I have a 2TB hard drive I keep plugged in to my iMac partitioned for back ups and storage. The storage partition did something weird today. When I would drag a file into the HD, it would make the sound as if it transfered but the file is not showing up. Any ideas what this could be or how to go about fixing it?

  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Have you checked Finder > select external HDD(s) / partition(s) >> GET INFO >>> Format and Sharing & Permissions yet?
  3. thatsmyaibo thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 17, 2007
    Yeah, it should have never been an issue. I have been using this HD for about 6 months now. I just restarted the iMac and it seems to be working now. The weird part was things would save on it directly but couldn't be dragged and dropped.

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