Installed SL, Cant mount my USB drive!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by fishmoose, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. fishmoose macrumors 68000

    Jul 1, 2008

    I installed SL today and everything seemed perfect until I tried to mount my USB HDD it's a Maxtor drive inside the case, the case is produced by Lace.

    The drive is pretty old like 3-4 years but it worked perfectly in Leopard.

    It says I should check the drive with disc utility but when I do so it finds no faults.

    What should I do? I have data that I need on that drive :(

    It's formatted in FAT32 btw, my MyBook Essential 1TB worked perfectly with SL.

    Any help is greatly appreciated!
  2. adamk77 macrumors 6502

    Jan 6, 2008
    I'm not sure if this will help, but --

    I have noticed a bug in Snow Leopard where if a CD/DVD is not labeled, it will not mount. You have to mount it manually.

    I have never used a thumb drive, so I do not know. Is it possible to label a thumb drive? For example, if I label a CD/DVD as "My DVD", it will mount under /Volumes as /Volumes/My DVD.

    You may want to try mounting it manually. Take a look at the mount command (man mount from the command line for help).
  3. fishmoose thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jul 1, 2008
    Thanks for the tip, didn't think of that.

    But good news I rebooted Snow Leopard and now it work again :confused: don't know why but it does.


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