Invisible Files & Volume Display despite check boxes

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Rich B, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. Rich B macrumors newbie

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    Northern NJ USA
    #1
    I have an Intel iMac with OS X 10.5.8.

    Have been running with Hard Disks and External Disks "Show on Desktop" as unchecked and "Show hidden files and folders" unchecked, and in Windows, renamed the Windows HD Disk" to ".Windows HD Disk". All has worked fine for over a year.

    All of a sudden, the .Windows HD Disk is on the desktop, as well as the .DS_Store folder. The other hard disks do not display. Despite checking and unchecking the various boxes, and running Onyx, can't make the two icons go away.

    I'd be most thankful for any help.
     
  2. webgoat macrumors 6502a

    webgoat

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    #2
    try typing this in terminal

    defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE

    followed by

    killAll Finder
     
  3. Rich B thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Webgoat thanks,

    Your solution worked. What exactly did I tell the terminal to do? What do you think caused the problem and how can I avoid it in the future?

    Thanks again
     

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