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I have copied a home made dvd onto my hard drive ,through system utilities etc, but when I go to my hard drive I can see it there but cannot seem to open the file to play it.

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I'm using an external hard drive for mac backup and also to store photo files.  I copied some photo files to the drive about two weeks ago and their icon appears, but when I want to open them, I get an error message: "The alias “...” can’t be opened because the original item can’t be found."  There is also a small arrow on the icon.  My other files can be opened okay. 

What's also strange is that I found the icon of the external drive in the folder with the picture files, even though I did not drag it there (the main icon is till on my computer's desktop, where it should be.)  That icon also has a small arrow on it.  When I click on it, it opens and I can see my folders, but the photo folders with the arrow on it will still not open. 

I tried ejecting the drive and reconnecting it, but it didn't work.  Is there anything I can do to recover the missing photo files, or are they most likely gone?  I have deleted these pictures from my computer hard drive.  What should I do about the mysterious second external drive icon?  Delete it or keep it?  Can I somehow use it to restore the photo files? 

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May 9, 2012

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I started to notice that during large transfers (be it many files or 1 big one), usually into the Gigs, I suddenly got a warning message saying that the Hard Drive was inappropriately disconnected. It doesnt appear in Disk Utility so I have to manually connect and disconnect the drive in order for it to show up again on the iMac. I tested it again on my MacBook and the same thing happened.  

Another problem:

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Jun 22, 2012

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Jun 19, 2010

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I want to have access to the files from the old drive without leaving it plugged into the iMac (I want to use the old HD as an external back up for another computer (PC).

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Both are running the same version of Snow Leopard. Is there an easy way to copy these over? I remember an Apple store employee telling me you could image or copy one hard drive directly to the other so you don't have to reinstall everything.

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Aug 17, 2009

Macbook pro 13' running 10.5.8 has intermittent issues with usb 2.0 mass storage drives but not jump drives. Here is the issue, my gf just got a brand new mac book pro 13'. This is great for her no more asking to use my unibody macbook. She plugs in the drive I have used for a very long time with my mac my pac etc. with not a hint of issue. The drive shows up copy's stuff off ok. However when it came time to return the data back to the drive it gets about 10% through and just hangs. Here is what I have done. I first thought ok might need a reboot. Then I went with the ok I will check her disk for issues. This is a 3 day old mac book by the way. I found random permissions errors with quick time which has never been run. After the fix the issue goes away for that boot.

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