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Accidental ejection I use a SmartDisk Crossfire hard disk with an iMac G5 (OSX). Just now, I pressed the eject button for the external drive, and it now no longer appears on my computer. Can I save the data on it and rejoin it to my iMac? If so, how do I back up my Mail system onto the external drive?

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Try switching the drive off and on, it should re appear, if not go to applications-utillities-disc utility and see if it is there, if so select the smartdisc and press repair permissions then try again

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Try turning the external drive off & wait a minute then turn it back on.if it works just drag what you want to transfer from your mac to the external drive and it should copy it to the drive.

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