Help! Hard Drive's Have "Disappeared!"

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
Using an iMac G5 1.8, 10.4.8. I have two external drives set up, both Lacie. After the finder crashed this morning, they no longer appear on the desktop! I can see them both listed in the system profiler, but I cannot access them. I have tried opening disk utility, but it does not see them either! I am confused, anyone any ideas please?


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    Sound like your finder preferences got hosed:

    Try looking at the finder preferences:

    Finder > Preferences > Show these items on the desktop:

    [X] Hard Disks

    Toggling this setting may fix the problem. If not you may have to delete the corrupt Finder preference to force the system to create a new one.

    I'm pretty sure it's this one:

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