Mac HD Icon

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Richdj, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. Richdj macrumors member

    Jan 24, 2008
    Hey guys

    Ok so my mac HD icon has disappeared off my desktop, not sure where it went tried to get it back, byt dragging the one in finder onto the desktop, however when i did that it disappeared into a little puff of smoke.

    Now i cant view the HD in finder or see it on my desktop.

    Can someone tell me how to add a new device in finder and how to get it back on my desktop ...

    cheers guys
  2. Telp macrumors 68040


    Feb 6, 2007
    Try opening up your Finder preferences and seeing if "Show hard disks" is checked.
  3. ltldrummerboy macrumors 68000


    Oct 15, 2007
    In the Finder preferences there are checkboxes to show hard drives on the desktop and sidebar. Just click on your desktop and hit command-, to enter finder prefs.
  4. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

    Jaffa Cake

    Aug 1, 2004
    The City of Culture, Englandshire
    First thing to check – take a look in your Finder's Preferences (in the Finder menu in the Menu Bar). Under the General tab there are tick boxes to show various items on the Desktop, one of them is hard disks – make sure the tick box is ticked.
  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    Finder -> Preferences ... Show these items on desktop ...

    Then on the Sidebar tab, check the box.

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  6. Richdj thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 24, 2008

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