I'm connecting my external Hard Drive on my Mac. It's a NTFS drive. It used to show up normally on Finder's sidebar and Desktop as well, but it doesn't anymore.

But it does show up in /Volumes folder. I can see all the folder and go through.

So, here what I tried:

1) diskutil list lists my external drive:

/dev/disk2 (external, physical):
   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
   0:     FDisk_partition_scheme                        *1.0 TB     disk2
   1:               Windows_NTFS LUCAS                   1.0 TB     disk2s1

2) GetFileInfo /Volumes/LUCAS does not have the capital letter V (means it's not invisible).

3) Whenever I connect the HD, it gives me two weird messages on console:

mds[62]: (Volume.Normal:166) vsd:0x7fe0b30a2200 DisabledStore recycle:6
DisabledRecycleCount = 6;


mds[62]: (Volume.Error:577) vsd:0x7fe0b397d000 Open failed. failureCount:6 {
DisabledRecycleCount = 6;

4) Yep, I also tried the chflags nohidden /Volumes/LUCAS. No luck.

So, what can I do? I can browse the drive, but it just doesn't mount. That's all.

  • I don't understand what you mean in your "2)" attempt to fix it. mds is the process that helps Spotlight works. – At0mic Oct 26 '15 at 23:49
  • @IronCraftMan If GetFileInfo <item> shows ...v... invisibility of the item is turned off and respectively ...V... invisibility is turned on – klanomath Oct 27 '15 at 0:39
  • In Finder preferences, under General, is "Hard disks" or "External disks" (depending on how it sees your drive) turned on? How about the same option under the Sidebar pane? – Tuesday Oct 27 '15 at 0:49
  • @timothymh Yes, it's all set. – Lucas Veiga Oct 27 '15 at 2:08
  • Does it show up in Disk Utility? – At0mic Oct 27 '15 at 2:34

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