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Lawrence Lim
Harddrive Icon
on Apr 25, 2011 at 9:47:31 pm

I did some routine computer maintenance on my desktop using main menu recently and now when I have external harddrives plugged in the icon does not show up on desktop. The drives show up on the disk utility but not on the desktop. Is there something simple I am missing with my display preferences? The computer I am on is an older power PC dual core 2.0 running tiger. Any suggestions?

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Jeff Greenberg
Re: Harddrive Icon
on Apr 26, 2011 at 2:11:21 am

Finder Preferences.
General tab. Show these items on the desktop...

That's what's missing.


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Tim Smith
Re: Harddrive Icon
on Jul 22, 2011 at 10:11:18 am


I'm sure Jeff's solution will work,although I've never had a chance to try it.

However another workaround I've used on occasions is to switch to another space (assuming you've got spaces enabled), and get the icon back that way.

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