Desktop Icon Missing under devices

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MichaelCory, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. MichaelCory macrumors newbie

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    I am helping a friend out with her mac. She by accidentally removed her desktop icon under devices and needs to get it back. The best way for me to elaborate is to explain, you know when you are in a program...and you want to open a document on your desktop, so you use that programs open function and you look on the left for your desktop icon which falls under Devices at the top left...well that desktop icon is missing.

    I tried searching for devices folder on the mac but was unable to find it, I was just going to drag a desktop shortcut into this folder...

    Does anyone know a fix for this?:confused:
     
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    What do you mean by "her desktop icon"? If you mean her Desktop Folder(whose contents are visible on the desktop anyway, so you can just double click on it without having to open anything), then open her Home Folder and just drag her Desktop Folder back into the sidebar.
     
  3. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Finder > Preferences > Sidebar

    Find it in the list and check it.

    Those icons can easily (often by accident) be dragged off of the Sidebar, and they just disappear. That's the way you're supposed to do it on purpose.
     
  4. MichaelCory thread starter macrumors newbie

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    wow, that was sooo easy, so all i had to do was click on window i had open and then click finder. Macs make everything easy. I was thinking i had to find the system folder and then add a shortcut icon....whew! thanks for the help
     

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