300 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 26, 2012 1:06 PM by Craig Curtis
I have a mac pro, with full hard drive bays. (2008 mac pro). Today, I started noticing that my main "data" drive is greyed out. Well, I actually have some short cuts to folders on that drive in my sidebar, and they work fine. But I can't access the drive any other way than going to that folder and "command+up" to show the root level of the drive. Disk Utility says that the drive "can't be mounted because something is using it" so I can't run a degular repair disk.
Steps I've taken:
1- the reading/writing to the drive works without issue if I use the shortcut alias' in my sidebar.
2- I started up under the recovery partition, and ran disk utility. It did NOT find any issues. I also ran permissions repair
3- I restarted the drive. It still isn't directly accessable.
4- worked fine last week
5- I can see the volume in the "about this system"
6- I've verified that the drive is set to "Ignore Permissions" (closed internal network, and I don't want to worry about file shares internally).
7- it is data storage ONLY, and not photoshop scratch disk
8- it DOES have a dropbox share on it. I tried quitting dropbox, but still won't unmount.
SCRATCH_SSD os boot drive
"DATA" is drive that I can't access in finder. But I can access it via the "[JOBS]" folder, which is on the DATA drive
the other 3 drives are other hard drives in the computer.
THis second pic is what it looks like if I don't first access the "[ JOBS ]" folder