Finder: where are my devices?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by cheeryble, Mar 22, 2014.

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

    cheeryble macrumors regular

    Feb 1, 2008
    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?


    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

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    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 G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    Or, check you're sharing settings if that doesn't work.
  4. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

    Aug 24, 2013
    Far from here
    See in Finder / Preferences / Side Bar
  5. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK
    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.

    Attached Files:

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

    cheeryble thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 1, 2008
    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.


    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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