My New External Hard Drive Does Not Show On My Desk Top

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by LilaNike, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. LilaNike macrumors newbie

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    My Externam Hard Drive is not showing on my desk top. It is connected by the usb cord. It is a brand new la Cie 250 GB. Any suggestions? Thank You
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Have you formatted it in Disk Utility?

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  3. insomniac321123 macrumors 6502

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    Have you checked to see if disk utility is recognizing it?
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Go to the Utilities folder and open Disk Utility
    Select the new HD in the left column
    Click on the "erase" tab
    Format as "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)"

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