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Old Jul 29, 2011, 12:55 AM   #1
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no desktop icons for mounted drives?

am i missing something here, but if i plug in a thumb drive, external hdd, external cdrom they are mounted in the finder but i don't get a shortcut on the desktop. same thing with downloaded .dmg's
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Old Jul 29, 2011, 01:17 AM   #2
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That is because the desktop you see isn't the desktop anymore, it is a space to open apps. Odd I know. There is a tool listing on OSXDaily that will show the desktop by defaul and any hidden files, which I like, or go to finder, then click "Desktop" on the left side bar to actually see your desktop and related items. But frankly, after doing that, I just removed my icons from my desktop and made my drives visible on the left side bar of finder.
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Old Jul 29, 2011, 02:04 AM   #3
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Go into Finder -> Preferences and on the General tab make sure the options are checked for Hard Disks, External Disks, etc.
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Old Jul 29, 2011, 04:53 PM   #4
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@marc11 - even if i go to my user/desktop folder i don't see the mount icons
@macmaniac76 - it would appear that lion doesn't have that option, at least my general pane doesn't show anything related to those items.
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Old Jul 29, 2011, 05:09 PM   #5
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@macmaniac76 - it would appear that lion doesn't have that option, at least my general pane doesn't show anything related to those items.
IT must. Open a Finder window. Now File, Preferences, and in the General tab (first one), there are 4 options. Tick/untick those.
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Old Jul 29, 2011, 05:31 PM   #6
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excellent thanks, sorry i thought people were saying general under system preferences. my icons are back!
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Old Sep 2, 2011, 06:51 AM   #7
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Hello! I've got all this preferences checked - External disk drivers; CD ... & etc - but i don't have icons on a desktop. I've got latest updated LION OSX - what else may cause such problem?
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Hello! I've got all this preferences checked - External disk drivers; CD ... & etc - but i don't have icons on a desktop. I've got latest updated LION OSX - what else may cause such problem?
Try resetting PRAM.
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Try resetting PRAM.
Tried! But that didn't solve the problem!
Any other ideas?
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Old Nov 11, 2011, 04:37 AM   #10
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Drives not mounting

I'm having the same issue as here ... has anyone else come across it?

I connected a new Time Capsule yesterday and their blue drive icons were coming up when I connected to them.

But now they won't come up. I can connect to the drives, but they don't mount on the desktop.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 03:40 AM   #12
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Seeing mounted drives

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IT must. Open a Finder window. Now File, Preferences, and in the General tab (first one), there are 4 options. Tick/untick those.
This was perfect! Thank you!
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