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Apr 25, 2010

I have a unibody MBP with Snow Leopard on it. I haven't put a disk in it in a long time but tonight when I did, it slowly spins, etc and then ejects it in about 15 seconds. It doesn't show up in finder at all.

I first put in my snow leopard disk, then a dvd, then a music cd... nothing.

I went to the finder preferences and made sure everything looked ok, but no joy.

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One thing that has bugged me: In Windows File Explorer, when browsing files, all the folders are at the top (in alpha order), then the files are sorted below that in alpha order.

In Finder, the folders are mixed in so everything is alpha all together.

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Sorting by name works fine in icon only mode, but whenever I switch to Column mode its completely disorganized.And when I tried in coverflow mode its alphabetical but in inverted mode (Z to A). 

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Tried fixes (in order of trying);Reinstalled fresh copy of MavericksSwitched HD for Home folder (it was giving me SMART warnings)Switched HD's around within the MacZap PRAMInstalled Mavericks on a single drive and things seemed to work fine for several days, so I thought it was my SSDReplaced SSD and reinstalled OS, But now after a day it's doing it again 

Other info : I am running CrashPlan which seems to be able to read the disks and back up files (so it seems).Time Machine seems to be backing everything up on schedule..I can run Terminal command "diskutil list" and all the drives show up..I can mount new dmg files, but the contents do not show up but the drive does show up in the Terminal command

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Because of this I can't burn a disk because the disk is not being recognized. In Disk Utility, the external hard drives appear mounted and can be opened in Finder, but why aren't they appearing on my desktop (they used to)?

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Jun 10, 2012

My 2009 mac-mini started acting up about 2 months ago.The symptoms were:

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-- freezing for no apparent reason the going again
-- failure to shutdown forcing use of the power button
-- long boot times
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-- trying to view files on external drives may take an excessive time

I tried "everything" to try to resolve the problem.None of this worked:

-- zapped the parameter ram
-- cleared disk permissions
-- repaired disks
-- booted to safe mode
-- ran fsck
-- reinstalled Snow Leopard

There were several articles that discussed how to "reliably restart the finder". urls....Although none of the suggestions in the article or in the discussion provided any relief, I was finally convinced that I needed to disconnect all of my external drives and reboot.It appears that we have finally discovered the culprit.I have 4 external drives:

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-Seagate GoFlex 2TB USB
-Seagate 1.5TB Firewire

Toshiba 0.5TB USB (Used for Carbon Copy Clone of the internal drive)Booting from this drive did not change the problem.With all of them removed my computer worked just fine.Adding back the 3TB USB and the 1.5TB Firewire, I still have a working system.Since discovery of this error, I've found several articles complaining that this bug has been around long enough that it should have been fixed by now.Apparently Apple points fingers at the disk drive maker and the drive makers point back at Apple.Refering back to the article above, (the HTTP link), these same symptoms seem to appear because of some rogue applications.It -may- be that because I am using Crashplan 3.2.1 to backup this "broken" disk to another locally attached disk, that Crashplan is the "rogue" application.However, I've been using Crashplan for nearly 3 years and have found it to be a great app -- much more reliable than Time Machine (which proved to be nearly worthless when my MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard died and was replaced with a MacBook Pro running Lion.

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Using Mavericks 10.9.x (latest version) 

Can't find the file anywhere in Library either. 

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Feb 20, 2012

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I borrowed a friends and switched mine with hers. My acted the same way in her macbook. I switched the cords on the external drives, no change.

Also, Is there a way to retrieve the information from my sick external hard drive?

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