Hard Drive Disappeared!

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  1. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

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    My Hard Drive is gone from the finder, the desktop and is not searchable however I can still access it all my applications are there. I can open anything.
    Where did it go?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. riscy macrumors 6502a

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    Same problem here for me. Hope one of the suggestions works for you.
     
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Are hard disks checked here in Finder preferences?
     

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  4. Techguy172 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Those are all checked. I checked that first.

    EDIT: I managed to get my Hard Drive back on my desktop now I Just need it back in the Finder.
     
  5. riscy macrumors 6502a

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    How did you manage to do that??

     
  6. Techguy172 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Many Terminal Codes.
     
  7. riscy macrumors 6502a

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    Could you post them here if you remember them so I can try them? Ta

     
  8. Techguy172 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ok, I have no Idea what I did but I somehow got it to reappear. I was doing file maintenance, Suddenly It appeared in Finder. It has returned!!

    I'm very happy!

    I put this code to get it back on the desktop

     
  9. avingochea macrumors member

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    I actually had the same problem and somebody replied with this. I copied and pasted what they responded but forgot to get their name to give them credit. So sorry if it was somebody on here, but here it is quoted from their response.

    "
    from a Terminal window, type:

    ls -lOd /

    (That's lowercase ell, lowercase ess, space, minus, lowercase ell, capital oh, lowercase dee, space, forward slash)

    You should get something like this:
    hostname:~ username$ ls -lOd /
    drwxrwxr-t 32 root admin - 1156 Feb 8 20:35 /

    Sounds like you might see something like this instead:
    hostname:~ username$ ls -lOd /
    drwxrwxr-t@ 32 root admin hidden 1156 Feb 8 20:35 /

    (note it says "hidden" instead of "-")

    To fix this, type:

    sudo chflags nohidden /

    and provide your admin password. You won't get any output back from the command but the icon should now appear on your desktop, and the hidden flag should go away if you repeat the 'ls -lOd /' command.

    And just in case you missed it above, you've got to be sure Hard disks are turned on in Finder General Preferences under "Show these items on the Desktop"
    "

    EDIT: Oops I didn't realize that you had typed the same command in lol
     
  10. riscy macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, that worked for me - you are a star!!
     
  11. joy9sage macrumors newbie

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    THANK YOU...It is finally there...

    I have been having trouble with this for months. Apple did not know what to do. It is back. Thanks so much.


     

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