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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Jul 17, 2009
    no external HD icon
    Hello everyone,

    My name is Carlo from Amsterdam, Holland and I've just joined this forum. I've been a Mac user for many years.

    I have a problem I am unable to solve and I was wondering if anyone of you can help.

    I am running OSX 10.4.11 on a Dual 1.25 GHz PowerPC G4. I have two external drives daisy chained on the FW 800 port. Suddenly, after no problems ever, the smaller drive (LaCie 500GB) does not show on my desktop.

    - Disk Utility finds the drive
    - Path Finder finds the drive and the drive is operating normally
    - the Desktop stubbornly refuses to show it

    I have:

    - booted from the DVD and run disk utility
    - unplugged/plugged-in the drive
    - checked the preferences of the finder
    - deleted the desktop preference file and rebooted

    Any suggestions?


  2. #2

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    Jan 04, 2006
    Hamburg, Germany
    MacBook Pro | iMac(2.1 G5) | MacBook(2.16 C2D) | MacMini (1.67 CD) | iPhone 4 | iPad (3rd Gen)
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    Delete ~/Library/Preferences/ file and restart.

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Jul 17, 2009
    Tried that. No good.

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