OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: External Drive Not Showing Up On Desktop?

Mar 28, 2012

I have an external hard drive (2T Newertech ministack). We had a power outage the other day. Even though the drive is on it no longer appears on the desktop. I went to Disk Utility and see if it could be repaired but the drive is not even showing up there. Does this mean the ministack was fried by the outage or is there another way I can save it? And yes, the finder preferences are on for external drives to show up on desktop.

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Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: External Drive (WD) Has Disappeared From Finder And Desktop

Apr 11, 2012

I use an external drive connected via firewire for time machine.  The drive still seems active but I cannot access it at all, not through finder, disk repair or other.  I have tried disconnecting, reconnecting all cabline, restarting bith the drive and the iMac, I have doen the SMC and PRAM reset actions.  Still not visible. 

I do not have the option to connect to another MAC, my MBP does nto have FW and thatis th eonly option on the drive. 

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Apr 15, 2012

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Jun 8, 2012

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When I get info in disk utility I get one that shows I have avaialble 1.99TB of 2 TB - and right below it says 890 MB are used - don't get it

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Aug 29, 2009

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Aug 31, 2009

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Feb 9, 2012

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Mar 18, 2012

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Mar 25, 2012

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Apr 5, 2012

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Apr 14, 2012

I am, I hope, at the end of a 36+ hour formatting process with this WD Elements 3TB external drive. I decided to zero out the drive and when I went to bed last night at around 12am, there were about 6 hours left in the process. This morning at aroud 9am I went to check on the drive, expecting it to be ready to go, but I found it writing a temporary file. The progress bar is about 90% done. Is this part of the normal zeroing out process? If so, how long should this take? If this ISN'T part of the normal process, what should I do? 

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Apr 21, 2012

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2) I have used Terminal, deleted all .Spotlight-V100 indexes, disabled Spotlight rebooted, renabled it and rebooted—nothing has changed. This included carefully following steps in other posters' accounts (some failed, some succeeded) and a site that gave a particularly thorough version.

3) I have used Spotless although it offers to do such things as Delete the empty index and re-start Indxing, it then reports it couldn't due to an unexpected error.

4) Some folks have pointed to another faulty invisible file variously naming it '.metadate_never_index' and '.metadataneverindex', to be found in '.hostconfig' or eleswhere at the root and destroyed, but I never didscovered anything like it. I did perhaps succeed in adding the line: SPOTLIGHT=-YES- to that file, based on another bit of advice, but it seems to have had no effect.

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Feb 16, 2010

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Feb 13, 2012

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Mar 23, 2012

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Jun 17, 2012

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Apr 25, 2010

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I've restored my Mac OS x (10.6.8) from a time machine backup after reformatting the iMac's hard drive.After restoring all my files the external drive that time machine uses is locked and I cannot seem to get it to unlock itself. I've tried resetting the permissions on the "get info" panel without any success (Did a restart after every change- it just seems to go back to custom priviledges). I've also toggled the "Ignore Ownership" toggle on and off- again followed by a restart each time. 

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