Can't Open Hard Drive Icon on Desktop

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by gallen10, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. gallen10 macrumors newbie

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    My Macbook, v.10.4.11 runs great except for one thing. When I double click on my hard drive icon, the finder briefly appears then disappears (just a split second) I cannot open the hard drive folder without it immediately closing. I can access material through another program, but can't go straight to my hard drive.

    Run tests, diagnostics, no apparent problems......

    thaks in advance
     
  2. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    What happens when you open Finder and then click on the hard drive icon in the left pane?
     
  3. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    This is a test to see if my first attachment works and to show a visual of my previous post. -GDF

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  4. gallen10 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    when i open finder and click the hard drive icon, i get the same result. A split second open, then closed........
     
  5. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    You should try this:

    Trash the Finder Preference File because it sounds like it's corrupt.
    Goto Your Home Folder - Library Folder - Preferences Folder - com.apple.finder.plist and drag the file to the trash can.

    Relaunch your MacBook and see if the issue is resolved. The file will you trashed will be recreated without corruption.

    If so, you can empty the trash.


    Post back the outcome or if you don't understand.
     
  6. gallen10 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    sorry for not getting back.....i was learning to live with the mild inconvenience.....

    i did try your last suggestion and trashed the preference file, but it did not solve the problem either.....

    thanks for any further advice you may have.....
     
  7. gallen10 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Issue Resolved!!

    Just tried another recommendation, and it worked!

    Here is what I did:

    Maybe the invisible .DS_Store file in the HD is corrupt.
    -launch your Script Editor (Applications>AppleScript>Script Editor) and paste the blue code below into it
    -then click Run (to delete the .DS_Store file)

    do shell script "rm -fr /.DS_Store"
    tell application "Finder" to quit
    delay 1
    tell application "Finder" to launch
     

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