The Finder still sucks (help!)
Posted 23 December 2010 - 11:23 AM
As an aside when I took the SD card to a Windows computer it just said "no fraking way am I touching this, format it then come see me again" or words to that effect. I guess Explorer knew better than to try to read it.
Oh and I've tried using both USB and Firewire connections. System Profiler says it's an unknown device. I've also tried turning it off and on again for all you IT Crowd fans.
Posted 23 December 2010 - 12:52 PM
But yeah, the finder probably should be programmed to detect that sort of thing and refuse the disk like explorer apparently does.... although the problem to me seems like it goes deeper in the OS because there's software beneath the finder that handles that sort of thing before the finder touches it.
I have a WD Mybook (a regular and a world edition and mine are external hard drives not SD cards) but haven't had anything like that happen to me yet.... although the world edition is hooked up to my router since it's a NAS Anyway, almost sounds like a defective drive to me.
Could be some mount point that stayed stuck when you improperly removed the drive.. when that sort of thing happens it seems to me that they tend to be hidden.
Could try some terminal magic if that's the case doing a
To maybe find it..
umount -f /Volumes/FooBar(replacing /Volumes/FooBar with the ghost mount if there is one.. more info here)
But of course that's just a shot in the dark by me and it doesn't actually fix the drive it'll still have problems with things like disk utility and system profiler.
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Posted 23 December 2010 - 06:50 PM
Posted 23 December 2010 - 11:55 PM
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