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Sverker Hahn Calculating status...
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Nov 2, 2012 10:48 AM

My WD 1TB disk suddenly did not show up on the desktop.


Disk Utility (DU) recognises the disk, but it is greyd out. When I try to put it back on the desktop, DU says just " ... could not be put (mounted) on the desktop".


I have controlled the disk with DU which does not find any errors.


I also have used the "Repair" command.


Also used another computer and another USB cable.


Still it doesn´t mount on the desktop ...


iMac Intel 2 Core Duo, MacBook Pro Unibody

Mac OS X 10.6.8

Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Dale Weisshaar Level 6 Level 6 (15,855 points)
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    Nov 4, 2012 9:51 PM (in response to Sverker Hahn)

    Try things in this USB FW Quick assist faq.

    Personally my experience with WD EXT. drives is terrible. I'll never buy again. They don't play nice with Macs, my opinion and others here, and stop working after a short time.

    The drive inside is's just the rest of it that doesn't cut it.


    Mac OS X (10.7.5), MacPro '07 MacBookPro Late '08G4
  • Dale Weisshaar Level 6 Level 6 (15,855 points)
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    May 23, 2013 12:57 PM (in response to Sverker Hahn)

    Thanks for the feedback! Yes, I am a big believer in Disk Warrior's repair program and recommend it to many here. I use DW once a month to try and catch errors in my system from getting too far out of hand. It has repaired every little and big issue I have ever had with my three Macs.


    Happy computing!



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