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MacPro lost "Network" icon and will not connect
MacPro lost "Network" icon and will not connect
by Tim Bird on Apr 9, 2008 at 5:08:35 pm

MacPro with OS 10.4.9 had been working just fine accessing other Macs over the network. One day, the MacPro lost it's "Network" icon in the left column of the finder windows and shows no "servers" under the "Go" menu, "Network" (shift-command-K) option.

I can access the MacPro from all other machines on the network, it's just the MacPro that doesn't see the other macs.

Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.


Re: MacPro lost "Network" icon and will not connect
by Simon Carlson-Thies on Apr 10, 2008 at 8:33:19 pm

Have you tried going into the finder sidebar preferences and re-checking the network icon?

Second when was the last time you restarted your computer?

Have you run disk utility?

In system preferences what does it show for networking?

Can you get on the web? Or no network functionality at all?

Did you recently clear your caches out?

Are you using Onyx?

Simon Carlson-Thies,
Complex Technology Development

Re: MacPro lost "Network" icon and will not connect
by Tim Bird on Apr 10, 2008 at 9:10:16 pm



I had tried and tried to change the Network settings through the System Preferences... never even realizing that the Finder has it's own preferences available through the Finder menu.

Somehow the "Network" icon had been unchecked in the finder prefs. I checked that and SHAZAM... there it was. I clicked on the newly restored Network icon in my finder window and up popped all the machines on my Network.

Thanks for the simple, yet elusive, solution.