Renamed the drive

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  1. mattofact macrumors newbie

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    My son duplicated and then renamed the drive on my computer.

    One of them now has a small black arrow in the corner.
    I don't know if I should delete one or not. Should I?
    Which one do I delete?

    Can I rename the one I'm going to keep?

    Help please. I really do appreciate any help you can give.
    Thanks,
    Matt
     

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  2. pknz macrumors 68020

    pknz

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    The icon with the black arrow is just an alias, feel free to delete it (similar to a shortcut on Windows).

    Feel free to rename the drive.
     
  3. mattofact thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I should add

    my son is 2 so I can't ask him what he did. Actually it didn't stop me from asking him... he just didn't answer.

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    I appreciate the fast and good response!
     
  4. mattofact thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can I had the drive from the desktop?

    Once I rename it can I hide it from the desktop so this does not happen again?
     
  5. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    The one w/ the arrow is an alias (shortcut) which can be deleted w/ no repercussions.

    Yes, in Finder's Preferences pane, in the General tab, uncheck "Hard disks" under "Show these items on the Desktop" to clear away the icon. (You can do the same for external or optical disks and network servers) :cool:
     
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  7. Dweez macrumors 65816

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    Can't keep those kids away from the mac. Same story here, but my kids are adults, and they still can't stay away. :)
     
  8. DeF46 macrumors regular

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    As for how your son did it, you just right click I think, or Cmd-Click and select "Create Alias" or something like that.
     
  9. Whargoul macrumors member

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    Why is your 2 year old son allowed on the computer unsupervised?
     
  10. DeF46 macrumors regular

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    Send the police!! He could be looking up how to make bombs and become a terrorist you know! Not good parenting. Baaaaad. :mad:
     

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