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    My Macintosh HD is invisible or something...
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    My Macintosh HD is invisible or something...
    It stopped appearing in my desktop and in the sidebar. It also does not appear in a Finder window when I open one up showing the computer as a whole; all it shows then is Network. I can locate it by going up file trees from other locations in the Finder until I finally reach it, though it appears faded then. While creating a shortcut makes it once again accessible from the desktop, the lack of it in the sidebar irks me. Does anyone know how I can make my Macintosh HD work normally again? Thanks in advance.

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    My Macintosh HD is invisible or something...
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    Go to the Finder View preferences and choose to show the HD on the desktop.
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    My Macintosh HD is invisible or something...
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    Quote Originally Posted by D3v1L80Y
    Go to the Finder View preferences and choose to show the HD on the desktop.
    I've tried that; the box is already checked, and unchecking then rechecking does nothing. I've also tried the same with the show in sidebar checkbox. I think it's invisible, since I can't actually see it unless I go up file trees to get to it and even then it's faded. How do you un-invisify things in OS X? This happened after relaunching the Finder in the Force quit window, if that helps any.

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    My Macintosh HD is invisible or something...
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    Have you tried restarting?
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    My Macintosh HD is invisible or something...
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    Quote Originally Posted by D3v1L80Y
    Have you tried restarting?
    Yup. I also reinstalled OS X (though without erasing the volume since there's a lot of stuff on the hard drive at this point and I'm not obsessing over it that much yet).

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    You might of screwed up your privileges...which I don't know how to fix (I attempted once but couldn't do it).

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    My Macintosh HD is invisible or something...
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    Well guys, I called up Apple and we went through whatever possibilities I hadn't already tried, and as it turns out I've discovered a strange no-explanation Mac OS X occurence that the engineering team will be hearing about and fixing in the near future. So when you see "bug fixes" in the 10.4.4 update, one of those bugs' existences was made known because of me.

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    My Macintosh HD is invisible or something...
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    tried repairing permissions? repairing disk?

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    My Macintosh HD is invisible or something...
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    hey

    this happened to me once.

    i got it back by doing this;

    go to

    users/your username/Library/Preferences

    delete .com.apple.finder.plist

    rebooted and the HD icon came back on the desktop

    regards

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    My Macintosh HD is invisible or something...
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    Quote Originally Posted by brendan67
    hey

    this happened to me once.

    i got it back by doing this;

    go to

    users/your username/Library/Preferences

    delete .com.apple.finder.plist

    rebooted and the HD icon came back on the desktop

    regards
    I tried everything possible and the problem is there. It has nothing to do with preferences, permissions, or anything else even the specialist could think of. I found an unexplained phenomenon apparently.

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