Unable to see External Drive on Desktop and Finder

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by RickR, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. RickR macrumors member

    Oct 28, 2006
    I posted an earlier msg related to this problem. I have a External Hard Drive that's USB/Firewire400/Firewire 800. Earlier I hooked it up to the computer and was able to view it on the desktop or in Finder. I since have hooked it up to a Airport Extreme Base Station and it works fine on there. I have a lot of data to copy to it so tried hooking it up via USB/FW400/FW800 and all ways it won't show up on Finder or the Desktop.

    I know it sees the drive. I can hear the hard drive power up when I plug it in. Also, when I remove the hard drive cable it states that I didn't remove the device properly.

    What I did is went into the Finder and chose Network, Volumes, and I saw the drive listed there. I also see it listed in Disk Utility.

    I chose Get Info for the drive in Finder/Network/Volumes and saw the following:
    It has a checkmark under the General Area for Locked
    Under Owners & Permissions it says I have no access
    Under Details it basically says no access for me, other users, etc.

    I know this is probably my problem. I have no idea how it go there but also everything is greyed out. How can I fix this type of problem? DId hooking it up to the base station do this? I formatted the drive as HFS+ on this Mac before hooking up to the base station and it's a Western Digital My Book 500GB.
  2. DoFoT9 macrumors P6


    Jun 11, 2007
    hhmm in disk utility it would have the drive right? but below it does it have the actual partition that it mounts? if that is grayed out can u hit the "mount" button anywhere.

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