Finder: where are my devices?

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  1. cheeryble, Mar 22, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2014

    cheeryble macrumors regular

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    OK the bigger picture is I want to install a Sandbox plugin for Sketchup.
    I go preferences>extensions>tick sandbox>go

    but it only gives a faded Sketchup icon and nothing can be done.

    So I decided to uninstall everything to do with Sketchup and start again to make sure I have the latest version.

    So I open a Finder Window to look for stuff but under Devices there is only Remote Disc (and there isn't one)
    (sub-question: How do I upload the shot of the Finder Window?)

    Isn't there normally MacHD, Home, etc etc in the left sidebar?
    Where are they?

    Thanks

    ps I just did a simple reinstall of Sketchup no searching for/removing files or even waiting for a secure empty trash……(poor)result trying to do Sandbox plugin the same.)
     
  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Finder > Preferences > General
    - Show these items on the desktop:

    Make sure the ones you want to see are checked.

    Hope it's as simple as that!
     
  3. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Or, check you're sharing settings if that doesn't work.
     
  4. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    See in Finder / Preferences / Side Bar
     
  5. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    Sub question: Use Command, shift and number 3 to print screen.
    Use Command, shift number 4 then use the curser to take a smaller screen grab (like snip tool in Windows)
    Example below.
     

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  6. cheeryble, Mar 24, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2014

    cheeryble thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thankyou all I got the sidebar sorted and big progress with Sandbox too.

    I knew how to make screenshot just thought you were using some clever way to upload a whole window.
    So I screenshot a small finder window and a link to a dropbox URL came up I shall see what happens with that below.

    [​IMG]

    Ah so that didn't upload.
    Ohhhh one question leads to another.
    I looked for the screenshot on my desktop where it always used to go to try and upload from there. It's not there. On trying another SS I notice it appears for one second on the desktop then disappears.
    Then a little notice appear top right saying a copy has been saved to my clipboard and links to a dropbox URL which didn't upload above.
    So I Spotlight Clipboard and……..nothing there.

    ??
     

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