How to see files on Hard Drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by litokhmaikid, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. litokhmaikid macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2012
    So I have retina Macbook Pro running Mountain Lion 10.8.2. I am confused on how to view my harddrive. For example, on Windows I just go My Computer and it will show my hard drive, and if I double click it, I can see all the installed programs and windows files. Most of the articles I have read online show the harddrive in the Finder under Devices, but all that is under Devices in my Finder is Remote Disc. Sorry if this is a very noob question, I am very new to Mac OSX. Thanks.
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Go to Finder->Preferences and check the Hard Drives checkbox under Devices.
  3. rrm998 macrumors regular


    Jun 15, 2012
    Houston, TX USA
    Having just converted from Windows myself, here's something I've found very useful. I set Finder to always open to "all my files" and set the sort to be by date. Now the files I was last using always show up at or near the top of the Finder file list, regardless of what directory they are actually in. I spend a lot less time navigating through a folder tree (which I thought was easier in Explorer).

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