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external 600 gig drive no longer shows up


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I am posting this for a friend. she has 4 external firewire 600 Gig drives. She shut the system down (improperly) in a hurry one day and now one of the drives will not appear on the desktop. she's swapped cables, checked the usual. The drive spins up but will not come up on the desktop. Did it go to the trash? Is there a utility to search for it and bring it back to the desktop? The drives are Lacie 600 Gig.
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Check Disk Utility (Applications>Utilities>Disk Utility). It will show there with the partition sort of greyed out. Happens to me as well. Is the drive NTFS?
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she mentioned that it was greyed out. How do you get it back?
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I don't really know how. Suddenly it comes back and works for a few months without any problem. Then suddenly it doesn't work. This is very true of NTFS drives. Restarting might help though I think she might have already tried that.
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my Mac friend (you can tell by now I'm a PC guy) tells me to run first aid and hit repair. have you ever tried that?

If your drive is greyed out and you need a file, do you just have to wait for it to show up again?
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I am posting this for a friend. she has 4 external firewire 600 Gig drives. She shut the system down (improperly) in a hurry one day and now one of the drives will not appear on the desktop. she's swapped cables, checked the usual. The drive spins up but will not come up on the desktop. The drives are external Lacie 600 Gig?

My friend tells me to go to Utilities>Disk Utilties and run First Aide and try Repair. I am not in front of the system and can try this later.

Do you guys and gals think this will find the drive and bring it back on-line? Has anyone run into this problem of losing an external drive after not shutting down properly?
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Why did you start a second thread right after the other one? people are already trying to help you there.
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wanted to put the words Please Help! in the title but couldn't edit it. So that people would know it is help I need not just chatting about drives.
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