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Question: How to access external HD thru terminal

I have an external HD, from an old 15" PB, connected via USB to my G5 (2.3). How can I access it thru the terminal? When I issue an ls command for items on the desktop, the HD doesn't appear, although it does appear as an icon on the desktop. I'd like to retrieve some files on there that are .Trash.

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Apr 12, 2012 7:42 AM in response to boblavergne In response to boblavergne

Easiest way is to type the command cd followed by a space, then drag the icon for the external onto the Terminal window, then hit the return key. You can also find the path using the mount command and enter that after cd. Then you should be able to navigate to the .Trash folder and do any copying or moving you need to do.

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Apr 12, 2012 7:42 AM in response to boblavergne In response to boblavergne

Easiest way is to type the command cd followed by a space, then drag the icon for the external onto the Terminal window, then hit the return key. You can also find the path using the mount command and enter that after cd. Then you should be able to navigate to the .Trash folder and do any copying or moving you need to do.

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Jul 2, 2015 10:31 AM in response to old comm guy In response to old comm guy

Hi good day, I got to this tread, searching for a soution to access a old disk,

Yresterday I was able to conect to it via usb-sats adapter, bu before that I was able to access using a thunderbolt dock of two bays.


NowI copied some files, but it stop working. I plug it and says can be initialized, but I see it as "Media" at disk utility. I plugged tester


when I plugged yesterday I got this message form ttuxera, User uploaded file


User uploaded file


thanks a lot good day

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