cant find hard drive icon...

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by josh air balloo, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Feb 10, 2010
    #1
    just bought a macbook today and when i started it up, i noticed there was no hard drive icon on the desktop. so i opened up the finder, and made the mistake by dragging the hard drive icon that is on the left side of the finder out of the finder and tried to put it on the desktop. instead it just deleted the icon and now im not able to find it. any help??

    thank you.
     
  2. Guest

    spinnerlys

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    #2
    Finder > Preferences (CMD+,) > Sidebar
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    There you can put back the HDD icon into the Sidebar.


    To have an HDD icon on the Desktop:
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    Also have a look at the following links, as the information presented there might be helpful in your future endeavours into Mac OS X and could clear up initial confusion and may even prevent harm to your system or your files.

    http://www.apple.com/support/switch101/ - text
    http://www.apple.com/findouthow/mac/ - videos
    http://www.apple.com/support/mac101/ - text
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1343 - keyboard shortcuts
     
  3. macrumors 6502

    Draythor

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    Exeter University, UK
    #3
    Open up finder.
    Preferences
    General and sidebar both have options to display the hard drive where you want them to.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Feb 10, 2010
    #4
    thank you so much. ive been using emacs and imacs for years now, and never have known how to do that. thank you again.
     

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