Strange icon on my desktop, please help!!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BHGreekRagazzo, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. BHGreekRagazzo, Feb 15, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2011

    BHGreekRagazzo macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2011
    Ciao Gang. I was transferring files from my MacBook Pro to an external HHD. All of the sudden my system froze. After I reboot the the icon of the HDD change to an Icon with a small circular "meter" with a gamma of color fro, green to red. The arrow in the middle points to red. I don't seem to find a way successfully to change this back or reset this back to normal. I tried reseting the Pram, remove all external devices, etc. No Luck

    In addition, every time I tried to transfer a file it said that it been use by another application. No matter what I try to do, the icon still the same and I don't seen to find a way to make this normal. ANY IDEAS FROM ANYONE? HELP!!!!
  2. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603


    Mar 22, 2010
  3. Gr80Likes2Boogi macrumors regular

    Oct 3, 2009
    NoHo, CA
    Looks like it's a "feature" from some software that's part of your external hdd. WD has it's smartware thing. It's clearly at some red-lined area of the dial, is it almost full? Is it acting normal now that your computer ISN'T frozen?
  4. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040


    Jan 25, 2009
    See this thread for a fix:
    WD Community: WD has changed my default OSX icons without consent

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