Mac does not cache external drive icon in dock

Discussion in 'iMac' started by PicnicTutorials, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. PicnicTutorials macrumors 6502a


    Dec 29, 2013
    About every other time i restart the external drive icon has a question mark in the icon. However the drive is running and mounted fine. The second i click the question mark the icon pops in. So to me it just seems like the dock is not caching the icon?
  2. RemarkabLee macrumors 6502a

    Nov 14, 2007
    Do you observe the same behavior if you create a new user account and/or another external drive? If so, it may be a bug in the OS.

    Is the drive formatted in HFS+ or another file system? Observe with other disks formatted differently.

    Also run disk utility on the drive to rule out a filesystem issue.
  3. theSeb macrumors 604


    Aug 10, 2010
    Poole, England
    Why not just use the Devices link to the external disk, instead of creating another sidebar item for the drive?

    Finder Preferences --> Devices --> Tick "External Disks" if not enabled

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