No Macintosh HD icon in finder or desktop!?

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  1. Komodocat macrumors newbie

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  2. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    Finder > Preferences > Sidebar > Select "Hard Disks" and "Computer"

    If that doesn't work... Major Long shot.... Do you have the program onyx installed? have you recently been tinkering with the settings? I think if you select "Kiosk Mode" it removes the icons from the desktop, but I think it removes them all, not just the HD icon. If you un-check "Kiosk Mode" it might restore the icon.

    EDIT: AGH, just noticed, in Finder > Preferences > General, there's an option that says "Show these icons on the desktop" is the item "Hard Disks" un-checked?
     
  3. MisterEd macrumors 6502

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    Open Finder, go to preferences, general. Make sure 'Hard Disks' is ticked.
    Then go to the 'Sidebar' tab, make sure that the relevant stuff is ticked.

    If that doesn't fix it, errrr then something interesting has happened ;)

    Ed
     
  4. Komodocat thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ive done the finder blah blah stuff and its doesnt work but i have Onyx but how do you uncheck kiosk mode!
     
  5. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    Ok, I couldn't find the kiosk mode part on onyx, I might've been thinking of another app, click all the "restore all defaults" buttons in onyx and run disk permissions repair, just in the off chance.
     
  6. kjherstin macrumors newbie

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    I had the same problem. Being new to the Mac world, I know how difficult and frustrating it is to fix things on this computer. So I shall contribute with my first post on this very helpful website. I hope this can help.

    What you need to do is to go to
    Applications>Applescript
    Double-click Script Editor.app


    Now copy-paste the following into the upper pane of Script Editor
    ____________________________________________________

    tell application "System Events"
    set visible of disk "Macintosh HD" to true
    end tell


    ____________________________________________________

    Click Compile, and if there is no error message, Click Run.



    Then to recuperate the icon on my finder's side bar I just pressed shift-cmd-C and dragged the Macintosh HD icon to the side bar. If that still doesn't work, then run the Script Editor.app again and copy-paste the following into the upper pane of Script Editor

    ____________________________________________________

    tell application "System Events"
    set visible of startup disk to true
    end tell
    tell application "Finder" to quit
    delay 1
    tell application "Finder" to launch
    delay 1
    tell application "System Events" to quit

    ____________________________________________________

    and drag the Macintosh HD icon to the side bar again and you should have everything working as it should.





    source: Apple Support Discussions
     
  7. willkill macrumors newbie

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    This helped me out 100% thank you!!! I still have no idea why that was happening. :/
     

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