Sytem is gone?

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  1. basslik macrumors member

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    Hi everyone, I partitioned my system drive into two partitions and did a clean install of Snow Leopard, but neither shows up on the desk top?, my other external drives are showing but not my system drive. I went to utilities then devices on the left and dragged the system drive to the desk top and it disappeared in a cloud of smoke?, How do I get it back, better yet , how do I get it to the desk top?, thank you
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Finder > Preferences >> General >>> Show these items on the Desktop

    Finder > Preferences >> Sidebar



    Helpful Information for Any Mac User by GGJstudios

    Btw, your thread title does not mirror your issue, as "system is gone" alludes to having no bootable OS.
    To edit your thread title, just click on the [​IMG] button on the bottom right of your original post and then click the "Go Advanced" button below your message.
     
  3. gameface macrumors 6502

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    maybe Finder menu / preference / click hard disks?
     
  4. basslik thread starter macrumors member

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    You folks are to cool, thanks for your help. The thing is I'm running Pro Tools and it wants me to drag the drives to the privacy page so it will not index the drives.
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    No dragging needed: http://grok.lsu.edu/article.aspx?articleid=4177
     
  6. basslik thread starter macrumors member

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  7. simsaladimbamba

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    Not if you talk about System Preferences > Spotlight >> Privacy.
    The article I linked to even has screen captures of it.

    And here is my example:
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    Or are you talking about some other preferences dialog?
     
  8. basslik thread starter macrumors member

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  9. simsaladimbamba

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    But dragging is not the only way to do this, he just did it in the video as it was his preferred method and the HDDs were shown on the Desktop.
    Btw, the Sidebar in Finder is only a place to put shortcuts (Mac OS X calls them "aliases") into, thus dragging something off it (now not so easy with 10.6.7), will just delete the alias, but not move the data from one place to another or can be used in drag and drop manoeuvres.

    Maybe this can help you navigating Mac OS X with more ease: Helpful Information for Any Mac User by GGJstudios
     
  10. basslik thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you bud for all the help.
     

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