Show Disks - by Carl W. Bell
Copyright © 2000 Baylor University

Note: If you got here using a web search engine, you can find the program here.

Disclaimer: Although Show Disks seems to work fine, it is distributed "as is". Use at your own risk. So there.

When installing Mac OS X (Public Beta), hard disks and partitions that are formatted HFS (not HFS+ or "Extended") are made invisible for some reason and so can't be accessed when running Mac OS 9. (Oddly enough, they are visible when running OS X.) I have read that disk utilities such as File Buddy and Norton can fix them, but I couldn't get File Buddy to do it and I don't have Norton. So I wrote a quick and dirty program that just checks every disk and if it is invisible, shows it. After running it, it might be a good idea to reboot and then run Disk First Aid, just to be safe.

Show Disks hasn't been extensively tested - I ran it on my system and it made the disks visible. Disk First Aid found no errors. Good enough for me... But if you do have problems, please let me know ASAP.

Source is included.

If you have any questions, comments, (constructive) criticism, or bug reports please let me know. You can contact me at the address(es) below.

-cb

Carl_Bell@baylor.edu
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Carl W. Bell
Academic and Research Computing Services
Baylor University Electronic Library
One Bear Place #97148
Waco, TX 76798
Phone:
(254) 710-4065
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