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Grandad 11-19-2010 11:14 AM

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:o

Chef_eam 11-19-2010 11:39 AM

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

Grandad 11-19-2010 12:22 PM

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

chscag 11-19-2010 01:11 PM

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.)

Grandad 11-19-2010 01:42 PM

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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