Restoring HD to finder

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

  1. Azalea macrumors newbie

    Apr 23, 2010
    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


    Aug 16, 2005
    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

    Apr 23, 2010
  4. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    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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