Mac does not cache external drive icon in dock

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

  1. PicnicTutorials macrumors 6502a

    PicnicTutorials

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    Dec 29, 2013
    #1
    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

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    Nov 14, 2007
    #2
    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

    theSeb

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    Poole, England
    #3
    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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