Missing external drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Narcosynthesis, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. Narcosynthesis macrumors member

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    I own a white Macbook (the pre unibody model) and since it is restricted to one 2.5" hard drive, I have a bus powered external drive plugged in for storing files on.

    The problem I am having is that it has now vanished from the finder - previously I had it listed below 'Macbook HD' with the orange 'external drive' icon, which no longer appears.
    The drive is otherwise fine - I have an icon on the desktop, and if I search in the finder for the name of the drive it appears, which are both workable, but a pain when trying to quickly sort files between the internal and external drive, as I can no longer drag between them easily in one window.

    I am guessing there is something small and idiotic I have done to cause this, any ideas what?
     
  2. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    I think all that's happened is that the drives were removed from the side bar (it has the same drag-and-erase functionality that the dock has. I'm on my Windows PC atm, so I can't check, but I think all that you have to do is drag the drive icon from the desktop back to the location in the side bar where you want it.
     
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  4. Narcosynthesis thread starter macrumors member

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    Perfect, thanks.

    It seems at some point I have ejected it and somehow managed to delete the icon too, dragging the desktop icon into the finder seems to have solved the issue.
     

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