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    no external HD icon

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    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 com.apple.desktop.plist and rebooted

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks

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    Delete ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist file and restart.

  3. #3
    no external HD icon

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    Tried that. No good.

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