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Mar 20, 2012

I threw my external hard drive out of the Spotlight Privacy menu by accident, and now I can't get it to show anywhere. What do I do?

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My external hard drive doesn't show up in finder.Time machine can't find it. Does this mean my external hard drive is dead?

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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If anyone has any advice I'd really appreciate it. I'm pretty desperate here! Thanks!

(FYI I already tried going into the Finder permissions and unclicking and reclicking the box for showing disks on the desktop. Also, I plan on getting DataRescueII in case that's necessary, but i hope it isn't)

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