There’s a handful of reasons that can cause this. The probably definitive list can be found by combing the apple tech support discussion thread for it at https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2586385?start=105&tstart=0
I recommend you start at the end of the thread where you’ll find the answers rather than at the beginning of the thread where’ll you find the kind of posts that people write when they’re tearing their hair out because their shiny expensive toy DOESN’T WORK.
The one that worked for me was:
- Restart the windows Bonjour service. If you don’t know how to do that, just restart your computer.
- The other popular one is: “Sorry bud, you need a new router.” Or if you’re ‘lucky’ just a firmware update (Have you ever tried updating your router firmware? I did it once). You can’t win then all.
For reasons best not examined too closely I switch between between Mac and PC which, since I earn my crust largely with .Net development, means switching between Visual Studio and MS.Net and MonoDevelop with Mono.
Mono is very impressive, it is not at all a half hearted effort, and it does some stuff that MS haven’t done. But when switching environments, there’s always the occasional gotcha. Here are some that have got me, and some solutions.
Gotcha: Linq Expressions don’t work on Mono
Solution: Add a reference to System.Core to your project.
Question: What version of NUnit is built in to mono?
As of Feb 2011, it’s nunit 2.4.8.
As noted in Reading a Mac OS X disk from Windows if you can plug your Mac OS X drive into your Windows computer then you can use HFS Explorer to read it.
This works fine for Apple Time Machine Backups: look for the directory called /Backups.backupdb/ and within that, the name of your computer. You’ll find dated directories of your backups. If you’re just after the most recent version of your files, then look for a directory called “Latest”.
It’s quite clever — the folder for a given date shows you not just files backed up on that date but everything that was on your original disk at that date. The magic of file system links.
Catacombae – HFSExplorer is just what you need for reading a Mac OS X drive (an “HFS+” drive) from a windows computer.
It’s a self-contained slightly techy app but it gives you read access to the drive, copes with soft links and can copy from the HFS volume to your PC.