Why doesn't my finder show all partitions of my external harddisk?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by tuamtuem, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. tuamtuem macrumors member

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    I've used Seagate FreeAgent Pro 500 Gb. It has been divided into 2 partitions. one is used for time machine, another is used for keeping my important data. I think that the Finder should show both partitions on the left, but it shows only Time machine :confused:.

    I regularly run software update. As I can remember, it has ever shown two partitions. I don't know whether this is related to software updating or not. If it is 'yes', how can I solve it?

    Thanks!
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Does Disk Utility recognize your two partitions?
    And how are they formatted?
     
  3. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    The missing partition's name doesn't start with a period does it?
     
  4. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    You didn't accidentally eject it, did you? Does it show up in Disk Utility?
     
  5. tuamtuem thread starter macrumors member

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    Yep, Disk Utility can see all partitions correctly.
     
  6. tuamtuem thread starter macrumors member

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    Both of them are Mac OS Extended (journaled) formatted.
     
  7. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    Thought of something else, if you go to Finder menu, Preferences..., Sidebar tab, under Show these items in the Siderbar: is there a checkmark in the box in front of Hard disks?
     
  8. tuamtuem thread starter macrumors member

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    It's work now!!! Thanks for your advice.

    Can you explain me why isn't the original checkmark a tick sign. It is a minus(-) sign. I've never seen it before :eek:
     
  9. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    Once you clicked it, did it change to a checkmark? If so, I believe the minus is an indicator that something is showing/checked (Time Machine) but not everything.
     

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