mac mini has renamed its hard drive

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by ICE UK, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. ICE UK macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi,

    can anyone advise?

    I have a Mac Mini 2GHz Intel core duo and after downloading pac man and installing it the hard drive has been renamed to vvbb and appears on the desktop as a picture of an actual hard drive other that the icon that it used to show.

    Whats up?

    Cheers
    :confused:
     
  2. btbrossard macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    I'd be a little confused as well.

    Can you just name it back? To get your original icon back, get info on said drive and then highlight the icon and hit command+X to "cut" the icon. Should go back to the standard icon.

    Hopefully nothing else happened to the drive.
     
  3. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

    DewGuy1999

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    #3
    What btbrossard said should get you back to good. Since it's been renamed to vvbb and the "v" key is right next to the "b" key is there's a good possibility that that you had the hard drive selected and accidentally hit the "v" and "b" keys renaming it, I can't explain the change in hard drive icon though.
     
  4. Giuly macrumors 68040

    Giuly

    #4
    You mounted a disk image. It's not your hard drive. Right-click vvbb and click Eject, then it's gone.

    This is how software is installed on a Mac. You mount a .dmg-file, it shows up as a disk where the files to install the software are located. Eject it and delete the dmg after installing, and everything is just as you're used to.
     

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