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iViking
Jul 24, 2011, 06:09 PM
Hi everyone,

When I plug my new WD ext. 2TB drive into either USB port on my new 2011 MBA 11", the icon does not appear on the desktop, as it does on my recent MBP 13". However, the drive does show up when I go to disk utility.

Is this a Lion issue? If so, how do I get the icon to appear so I can drag and drop stuff onto the desktop?

Thanks!



simsaladimbamba
Jul 24, 2011, 06:11 PM
Finder > Preferences > General > Show these items on the Desktop

Helpful Information for Any Mac User (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=9848667&postcount=6) by GGJstudios (http://forums.macrumors.com/member.php?u=186377)

quackinator
Jul 24, 2011, 07:23 PM
Try this:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1153699

simsaladimbamba
Jul 24, 2011, 07:29 PM
Try this:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1153699

Do you think it has to do with NTFS?

iViking
Jul 24, 2011, 08:47 PM
Try this:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1153699

Thanks but the problem is specific to the new MBA. It mounts just find on the desktop on my 6 month old MBP.

simsaladimbamba
Jul 24, 2011, 08:52 PM
Thanks but the problem is specific to the new MBA. It mounts just find on the desktop on my 6 month old MBP.

So you have checked post #2 and it didn't help?

iViking
Jul 24, 2011, 10:33 PM
So you have checked post #2 and it didn't help?

Yes

simsaladimbamba
Jul 25, 2011, 05:20 AM
However, the drive does show up when I go to disk utility.

Is it greyed out or is it mounted? Does it show up in the Finder's Sidebar (if mounted)?

So you have checked post #2 and it didn't help?

Yes

Does it look like this?
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10644330/MR_Image_Hotlinks/MR_screenshots/MR_screenshots_07_2011/Screen%20Shot%202011-07-25%20at%2012.17.39%20PM.png

Or does it look like this?
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10644330/MR_Image_Hotlinks/MR_screenshots/MR_screenshots_07_2011/Screen%20Shot%202011-07-25%20at%2012.17.42%20PM.png

iViking
Jul 25, 2011, 01:40 PM
Is it greyed out or is it mounted? Does it show up in the Finder's Sidebar (if mounted)?





Does it look like this?
Image (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10644330/MR_Image_Hotlinks/MR_screenshots/MR_screenshots_07_2011/Screen%20Shot%202011-07-25%20at%2012.17.39%20PM.png)

Or does it look like this?
Image (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10644330/MR_Image_Hotlinks/MR_screenshots/MR_screenshots_07_2011/Screen%20Shot%202011-07-25%20at%2012.17.42%20PM.png)

It wasn't mounted, but your post actually led me to another that helped out, problem solved. Thanks!

simsaladimbamba
Jul 25, 2011, 01:45 PM
It wasn't mounted, but your post actually led me to another that helped out, problem solved. Thanks!

To what solution did it let you? Maybe future posters or readers might benefit from that.