drag & ooooops

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by 4now, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. 4now macrumors 6502

    Sep 20, 2007
    who knows what I was trying to do exactly

    but while there was a CD in the drive
    I picked up the CD icon in the Finder's side bar .. and it slid off the edge.. onto the desktop.. poof

    The icon no longer appears in finder when I insert a cd

    how do i get it back

    do i need to go out and buy a replacement
  2. arkitect macrumors 603


    Sep 5, 2005
    Bath, United Kingdom
    Check in Finder >> Preferences >> Sidebar and see if Show these items in the Sidebar has a tick next to Removable media…
  3. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816


    May 15, 2006
    In finder press Apple+; to get preferences then under Sidebar click Removable media.
  4. 4now thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 20, 2007
  5. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Related tips:

    * If you start to drag an icon from a Finder window or the desktop, and change your mind, drop it on the menu bar at the top of the screen. That will cancel the move or copy operation.

    * If you start to drag an icon from the dock, and change your mind, drop it on the other half of the dock (across the dividing line). That will cancel the "remove from dock" operation.

    In both cases, you can do these tricks without remembering exactly where the original icon was.

    I don't know a similar trick if you start to drag an icon from the Finder window sidebar and change your mind. As far as I know, you have to drop it back where you started to cancel.
  6. jeremy.king macrumors 603


    Jul 23, 2002
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    Or just hit the Esc key ;)

    Although it doesn't seem to cancel the sidebar dragging. In fact, it will complete it...:confused:

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