8579 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: May 11, 2008 5:51 PM by Mark Fab
Go to: "Finder / Finder Preferences / General" and make sure the boxes are checked for "Show these items on the Desktop" then restart!
If it's still not showing up perhaps the drive was disconnected or shut off while mounted or in use?
1. Open Disk Utility and select the TM partition then First Aid and Repair Disk.
2. Then eject both partitions from Disk Utility, power down the External HD and disconnect it.
3. Restart the iMac, reconnect the External HD and power it back up.
When you open the TimeMachine Preference and select Change Disk does the 202 GO partition show up there, and is TimeMachine backing up to it regularly?
"Humm Strange" I don't know maybe the icon was moved off the edge of your display or something like that! Click on your desktop and go up to the menu bar: Finder / View / Arrange By and change it to Name or Kind to see if it pops up below your Macintosh HD.
Yup Time Machine detects it normally. The 202Go icon is shown and it does the back up work perfectly.
No my desktop is ok. Anyway, I should see the icon on the side of opened windows but its not there so the problem is somewhere else I guess :S
Thanks anyway for trying to solve my problem, i appreciate it.
Here is a zip file... unzip it and you will find a script that I wrote for invisable hard drives... open it up and there is a line in the script that says
"tell application "System Events" to set visible of disk "Name of Hard Drive" to true"
Change "Name of hard drive" to what ever the name of your hard drive is but don't delete the quotes. Then click run and your hard drive should pop up on the desktop.
here is the script open up script editor and paste this in
tell application "System Events" to set visible of disk "Name of Hard Drive" to true
tell application "Finder" to quit
tell application "Finder" to launch
tell application "System Events" to quit
then change "Name of Hard Drive" to the name of whatever hard drive you want and click run and it will pop up on your desktop!!!
Patrick, I have same issue with my (Intel) MacBook's internal HD. Tried your Script solution but recv'd Systems Events ERROR "Can't set disk "MacBook HD" to true".
The (missing) HD is Boot Camp Partitioned and running Fusion. BTW, Fusion/WinXP will no longer open - "File not Found" error. Also, I didn't immediately notice the disappearance because my MacBook started booting from one of ext HD's (w/o me changing the startup drive).
Any ideas greatly appreciated. I haven't tried the Terminal solutions posted since I'm not Terminal savey.