Drive shows properly in Disk Utility, but not on Desktop
Drive shows properly in Disk Utility, but not on Desktop.
Drives can appear in Disk Utility, show that they are mounted, yet still be inaccessible. Usually this is due to a setting that has been changed that is disallowing access to the drive, or a configuration problem. There are several possible solutions.
- If a setting was changed, undo the change.
- There is a finder preference that can cause this behavior. Click "Finder" in the menu bar, then make sure that "Hard Disks" is checked.
- There may be a permission problem. Click the Volume line for the drive in Disk Utility. On the bottom of the window, there is an entry that says "Mount Point", followed by an entry that will say something starting "/Volumes/" Click there. An error message indicating that access is denied confirms a permission problem.
If nothing is able to display the drive, contact Apple, or treat this as a corruption issue.