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    Hard drive lost

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    Hard drive lost
    Suddenly the icon for my external hard drive has disappeared. I cannot remember how to reinstate it. The drive's power light is on, and when the iMac boots up the drives light flickers as if it's working. Or, has the drive died?
    I should be most grateful for any advice. Thanks

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    Hard drive lost
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    Bring up your Finder Preferences and make sure External Disks is checked under Show on Desktop.
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    Hard drive lost

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    Hi Chef, yes that is checked but still no icon.

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    Hard drive lost
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    Open Disk Utility from Applications -> Utilities -> Disk Utility.app. Are you able to see the hard drive? If you can see it, highlight it on the left side (top entry), select the First Aid tab on the right side, and run a Verify and Repair. Let us know the results. (That will test the external hard drive for errors.)

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    Hard drive lost

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    Hi chscag, thanks for your advice, I've done a 'repair' and it says "the volume could not be repaired because of an error". Ok, so down to the computer shop and buy another before there's a total disaster!

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