View Full Version : Hard drives disappearing from the Finder

26th April 2008, 01:55 PM
Issue or symptom
A connected drive may not appear in the Finder, even though you can navigate to it via the Finder's Go menu.
I had this problem and nothing seemed to solve it, until I found this (relatively new) Apple doc:

Mac OS X 10.5: Hard drive disappears from the Finder (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=307503)

Basically the drive is fine, but it's not visible in the Finder or the Finder's sidebar.

All great now though. Just thought I'd post this in case someone else has the issue (and so it now shows up in forum searches :thumbup: ).

26th April 2008, 02:16 PM
I think someone else had this issue before and they (somehow) unticked the device from Finder's preferences.

I have not had this issue before though. Good to know how to resolve it though. Thanks! :)