Well...my internal hard drive is gone...

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  1. mikelong622 macrumors 6502

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    It's not mounted on my desktop or in finder. I'm not really sure what happened. I restarted my computer just to clean up the ram and when it turned back on my hard drive wasn't on the desktop or finder. I still have access to all my files but my drive doesn't show up anywhere. Wtf?
     
  2. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    So the drive appears to still be working okay. You just can't see it in the Finder, correct?

    If so, try going to the Finder Preferences. Click on the Sidebar icon.

    Look under Hard Disk option. You might see only a dash. Uncheck it. Then recheck it. Your HD should appear.
     
  3. mikelong622 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That didn't do it. I'm not really sure what's happened. I tried restarting, logging out and back in, I verified my HD in Disk Utility (the only place it actually shows up), and nothing is working. I don't know if I need to re-mount it or what has happened.

    You can see in the picture that the only place that my HD (Charles) shows up is in Disk Utility.
     

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  4. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    I am not running Leopard, so I cannot check for specifics. But since you can see your files, I believe that it is a simple issue of the icon for the drive not showing on the Desktop or in the Finder.

    Try un-checking all of the items shown on the Sidebar, then check them again and see what happens.
     
  5. mikelong622 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nah that isn't working either. Looks like I get to take a trip out to the Apple store today.
     
  6. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Puzzled. Maybe a good idea to go to the Apple store.

    Please let us know what the issue was?

    TIA.
     
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  8. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Interesting.

    Didn't realize this was an issue with Leopard.
     
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  10. Littleodie914 macrumors 68000

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    Switch to the Finder, and hit Apple + Comma. Click on the "General" tab and check the option to view Hard Disks on the Desktop, then go to "Sidebar" and enable it there as well.
     

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  11. mikelong622 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah that's already been done. My Drive isn't showing up ANYWHERE. I can't even see it by clicking Go>Computer. Nothing shows up.
     
  12. itickings macrumors 6502a

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    Does it show up if you select Go, Go to Folder and type
    Code:
    /Volumes
    Is it listed if you open up a Terminal and type
    Code:
    ls -la /Volumes
     
  13. pharsyde macrumors newbie

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    same

    im having the same problem and have tryed all the things you have sugjested but still cant find my hard disk. the 1 thing that did do somthing was when i typed (ls -la /Volumes) into my terminal and it responded with some root admin stuff im kinda new to terminal so i dont know what that means?
     
  14. dvd macrumors regular

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    try this, I've seen it clear this up a few times now.
     
  15. pharsyde macrumors newbie

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