Macbook Air with External Hard Drive

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by johnfitzuk, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. johnfitzuk macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2012
    I have just bought a Macbook air to go with my Imac 27, iphone 4s and ipad2.
    I use an external iomega 2TB hard drive to store my movies and photographs. When the iomega is connected to the iMac it is visible in finder and a yellow icon appears on the screen.

    With the Macbook air, the iomega is visible in finder but there is no icon on the screen/desktop. I have tried to find a way of showing it in preferences but to no avail. Can anyone help please?
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Finder > Preferences > General > Show these items on the desktop: > External disks is checked then?
  3. johnfitzuk thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2012
  4. upsguy27 macrumors 65816


    Jun 25, 2007
    I'm not sure why Apple chose to uncheck that by default starting with Lion, it just ends up confusing people into thinking their drives aren't working.
  5. iphoneuser2040 macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2010
    Probably to get in line with Windows desktop appearance :D

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