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My external hard drive has disappeared

Mar 2, 2013 5:59 AM

My external hard drive has disappeared from the 'open file' window in photoshop CS6. It's working fine and appears in other applications such as bridge and lightroom. How do I get it back? I'm running a Mac on OS X.

 
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    Mar 2, 2013 10:35 AM   in reply to peter848

    The "open" and "save" dialogs are OS dialogs.  Photoshop doesn't really control the dialog.

     

    Did you hide the devices section in the left-hand panel of the open dialog? (there's a rollover button that says "show" or "hide")

     
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    Mar 17, 2013 9:33 AM   in reply to peter848

    Probably the hard drive is not powered up.  Put your hand on it and see it you can feel it spinning.  If not it is probably off.  If it is spinning then try rebooting computer.

     
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    Mar 17, 2013 10:09 AM   in reply to peter848

    You may have accidentally dragged the drive out of the Devices list in the sidebar.

     

    In a Finder window with visible sidebar, do Shift+Cmd+G to get the Go To Folder dialog. Enter

    /volumes

     

    then click OK.

     

    You'll see all your mounted volumes in the Finder window. Drag the required one to the Devices list in the sidebar.

     
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