Restoring HD to finder

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Azalea, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. Azalea macrumors newbie

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    New mac user here. In setting up my new mbp I was trying to put an icon to the HD on the desktop. White trying to do this I dragged and dropped it directly from devices in the finder onto the desktop thus deleting it from finder. I was wondering both how to restore it to finder and then how to create an icon to it on the desktop.

    Thank you.
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

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    #2
    To restore "Macintosh HD" to sidebar in Finder:
    From Finder, got to Preferences.
    On the Sidebar tab there's a check box for Hard disks.
    Make sure it is checked, maybe even uncheck and recheck it if it's already checked.

    Alternative if above doesn't work.
    From Finder, hit shift+command+g
    In pop-up type: /Volumes and hit enter.
    You'll see the "Macintosh HD" and you can drag that to the sidebar.

    For changing icon of a file/folder/etc., open the Get Info window for the item, then drag an image to the icon in that window. Only certain images work.
     
  3. Azalea thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Not true. As was pointed out, you removed it from the sidebar of your finder windows. The only reason I opened this thread was because of the curious terminology in the title. Same correction: substitute sidebar for finder.
     

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