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    Can't see my files on my external hard drive!!

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    Can't see my files on my external hard drive!!
    just purchased the OS X Mountain Lion on my Macbook Pro. Before I used to run the snow leopard. Now with this new software I have some problems that I canít find out how I can tackle them. For some reason I canít have access to my files on my external hard drive. Before when I used the snow leopard everything was fine, but now I canít even see my files. When I checked the capacity of the drive, it seems that the files are still there, but they are not visible. What can I do to make the files visible again? I need to sort this problem quickly as all my music, movies and pictures are saved on this hard drive. Any suggestions? Can someone guide me to sort this problem?

    Thanks for your time

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    Can't see my files on my external hard drive!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by robxib View Post
    just purchased the OS X Mountain Lion on my Macbook Pro. Before I used to run the snow leopard. Now with this new software I have some problems that I canít find out how I can tackle them. For some reason I canít have access to my files on my external hard drive. Before when I used the snow leopard everything was fine, but now I canít even see my files. When I checked the capacity of the drive, it seems that the files are still there, but they are not visible. What can I do to make the files visible again? I need to sort this problem quickly as all my music, movies and pictures are saved on this hard drive. Any suggestions? Can someone guide me to sort this problem?

    Thanks for your time
    I had the same problem but only after I upgraded to Lion. I could see the files on my external drive on other Macs using older software. It seems that Lion wasn't seeing old files on the external drive. So we accessed the files on a Mac using Snow Leopard, copied all the files into one new folder on the same external hard drive and now they're there on Lion. Problem solved! I hope this helps

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