External HD not showing up on desktop when plugged in

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Joey225, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. Joey225 macrumors member

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    #1
    Simply as the title says, since day one my external HD has not shown up on my desktop when I plug it in, whereas every other Mac I've ever used has had them show up. Is this a setting I need to change?

    Mid-2011 iMac running the latest version of Lion.
     
  2. Craig McArthur macrumors member

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    #2
    Click on the Desktop

    Click Finder > Preferences > General

    Select External disks

     
  3. Joey225 thread starter macrumors member

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    #3

    Excellent, thank you!
     

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