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  • kmk5 Jul 31, 2010

    one of my hard drives disappeared from my desktop on my powermac G4. I restarted the computer and it appeared momentarily and then disappeared again. I checked the system profile and it does not display the name or size of the drive. What is causing this and what can I do?

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Hi, is it a C drive or external hard drive?
Take care

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Hello,
This should help.

Launch ScriptEditor and copy and paste this into the script window:


tell application "System Events"


set visible of disk "NameofDisk" to true


end tell


tell application "Finder" to quit


delay 1


tell application "Finder" to launch


Replace NameofDisk with the actual name of your disk, hit the Compile icon to make sure the script didn't acquire any errors, and then hit run. This should set the visible attribute back to visible and quit and relaunch the Finder, thus making the change available.


The same thing can happen to other drives, both internal and external. You can use the same Applescript to fix those as well, just put in the name of the drive.


for more instructions click here http://www.pinkmutant.com/articles/invisible.html

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