How to wake an external drive

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Ferdball, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. Ferdball macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I have a WD 4TB USB3 external drive. I have shared favorites and such. When it goes to sleep, I lose my shortcuts. Is there a way to get them back without rebooting, or to prevent them from disappearing in the first place?
     
  2. ivoruest macrumors 6502

    ivoruest

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    #2
    What is the drive formatting? (OSX Journaled, ExFat, etc..)
     
  3. varian55zx macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    Try going into system preferences , energy saver , and unticking 'put hard disks to sleep when possible'.

    See if that helps it.
     

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