Where did my External Hard Drive Icon Go?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Trudijane, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. Trudijane macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    My external hard disk icon has been pretty temperamental. It's plugged in and sometimes the icon shows up and I mainly use it to back-up everything on my computer.

    Sometimes when I plug or unplug on either side it miraculously shows up and it's fine. I just got a new computer and my consultant told me to back up everything on my old computer to the external drive.

    However, now, the icon doesn't want to show up so I can do this. I've unplugged, replugged, restarted, etc.

    Yesterday it was there, and there was an error so I wanted to try and back up again. I can feel the Drive vibrating, but now icon is showing up on my desktop.

    Is there some special way I can see it???
    Thanks,
    Trudijane
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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  3. brendalana macrumors newbie

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    Open Finder Preferences > General...

    Tick "External disks..."
     
  4. joaoferro99 macrumors member

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    try techtool or diskwarrior. sounds like your file system is not stable at all.
     

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