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How to fix an invisible disk under OS 9 System
One of the known bugs with the PB is that when you reboot into OS 9, one or more of your drives may have become invisible. It won't show on the desktop, but Sherlock will find items on it, Disk First Aid will see it, etc. For some reason, the visibility bit on these drives is being turned off (or the invisibility bit is being turned on ;-). OS X ignores the bit, so the drive shows up. OS 9, however, respects the setting and promptly makes the disk(s) invisible.

Alsoft has published a free utility that will restore the visibility of these disks when you boot into OS 9, and has a further description of the problem and its cause. You can read about and download the fix from this page on Alsoft's site.

You'll have to fill out a short form to get the program, but it's free of charge.
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Make drives/partitions visible
Authored by: Areh on Jan 12, '01 12:19:46PM

You can also use FileBuddy. Search for invisibles. Then choose "make visible".


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