HD shows up in disk utility but nowhere else

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by etphoneishome, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. etphoneishome macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2012
    I have an Iomega HD, been using it for years, its on and hums, but no where to be seen. Nothing in finder, or desktop. Tried clean up.

    Preferences, external hd, check.

    I have verified it in disk utility - appears to be Ok
    I have repaired in disk utility - appears to be Ok

    Its grayed out, but lets me mount in disk utility. Asks me to try repairing and try again. Nothing.

    Tried this below. No luck.


    Anyone help me out?
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    Do you have data on the "invisible" drive that is not replaceable?

    Or, can you risk re-initializing the drive and "starting over"?

    Another thought:
    Download one of the file recovery application demos, such as:
    - Data Rescue 3
    - Nice To Recover
    - Stellar Phoenix Data Recovery
    - Disk Drill

    In "demo mode", these should be able to examine the problem disk. What do they show you?

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