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  • Brian Thomas

    June 11, 2022 at 7:04 am

    Never happened before. My G-DRIVE2 has a new directory (2022GrobetyCoppet) with a subdirectory of ‘footage’ but that just isn’t showing in the Import window. I’ve done it this way hundreds of times before with success.

    I tried copying everything to my G-DRIVE1 and it works fine there but I want to use the G-DRIVE2. I’ve trashed Preferences and that made no difference. Disk Utility ‘s First Aid tells me there are no problems with the drive. Any ideas…? Thanks in advance.

  • Doug Metz

    June 13, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    Could be a drive format issue, or permissions. Is it set up the same as G-DRIVE1?

    Have a look at both in Disk Utility (Show all devices)- check the drive’s partition map and the volume’s format. Should be GUID map, volume format for a spinning disk should be HFS+ (Journaled), and the format for an SSD should be APFS. If you absolutely must share the drive with a Windows box, you’ll need to use ExFAT, but I’d avoid it otherwise.

    Lastly, in Finder, Get Info on both drives. Check that ‘Ignore ownership on this volume’ is checked, or at least you’re the owner and have r/w permission.

  • Eric Santiago

    June 16, 2022 at 4:13 am

    I have the opposite issue where the master folder is showing all clips with no sub-folders.

  • Brian Thomas

    June 19, 2022 at 6:32 am

    Many thanks, Doug, for the suggestions. In fact I have four of these drives and three of them have the “Ignore ownership on this volume” tick box appearing at the bottom of the “Get Info” dialog but it’s simply not there for the drive in question. Strange… So I copied everything off that drive with the intention of doing an Erase but just before doing that I checked and the “Ignore…” tick box was back! I went ahead and did the Erase and I suppose all I can do is to use it for my next video project and see what happens then. As I say, strange…

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