accidentally deleted "home icon"

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  1. ghanwani, Dec 12, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2016

    ghanwani macrumors 6502a

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    Just picked up my second MBP nTB today. The first one had display/graphics issues so I returned it just before picking up this one.

    When I booted up, I noticed an icon in the shape of a home. Since I didn't see it with my last machine, I couldn't figure out where it came from and I put it in the trash and emptied the trash. I now realize this is the folder with the user name that would appear in the finder, and such a folder is now missing from there.

    When I bring up a Terminal and do an "ls", I see all the subdirectories that were under the home icon (Desktop, Downloads, Music, etc.).

    So, why did I see this home icon this time but not with the last machine? And how do I re-create it?

    Thanks.

    Edit:
    I figured out how to get it back into finder.
    https://support.apple.com/kb/PH22031?locale=en_US
    And then I just dragged and dropped the icon at the top into the sidebar in finder.
     
  2. JohnDS macrumors 65816

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    In Finder, go to Finder Prefs > Sidebar and check the checkbox beside the Home icon.
     
  3. ghanwani thread starter macrumors 6502a

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