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Mike AurandLost System HD
by on Jun 9, 2008 at 2:38:03 am

Ok I'm not that fluent in Mac. I have a user who works on a Quad G5. 10.4 Somehow he has lost his system drive. The computer boots and runs fine but the Hard Drive is not on the desktop anymore. How can I get it back for him?


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Curtis ThompsonRe: Lost System HD
by on Jun 9, 2008 at 2:55:19 am

hello...

get a finder window in the foreground and go to finder -> preferences - probably somehow the setting to show it on the desktop got unchecked...

sitruc





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Mike AurandRe: Lost System HD
by on Jun 9, 2008 at 6:15:01 pm

That is checked. Here's some more strange stuff. The second hard drive shows up fine.



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Mike AurandRe: Lost System HD
by on Jun 9, 2008 at 9:03:55 pm

I found a way to fix the problem. It was hidden. I got this info from macrumors.com

Using FileBuddy from macupdate.com
1. Enable administrator privileges
2. File -> Get Info -> Choose -> Macintosh HD (default selection)
3. Uncheck the box on the left which should be ticked as invisible
4. Do a finder search for a file named "com.apple.sidebarlists.plist" (you will need to activate the search to include hidden system files, delete this file)
5. Reboot your computer.

I did NOT need to do step 4.



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