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    External HDD not showing on Macbook desktop?

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    External HDD not showing on Macbook desktop?
    Strange situation, my external HDD does not show on the top right of the desktop when connected but Serato see the music on the HDD, any ideas why it's not showing on the desktop and is there any other way to see the HDD's contents?

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    External HDD not showing on Macbook desktop?
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    Check your Finder preferences, General tab. See if you have a check in the box that says "hard disks" under "Show these items on the desktop".

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    External HDD not showing on Macbook desktop?
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    check as above post, if already enabled in the finder prefs check disk utility to see if the mac is actually seeing the device.

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    External HDD not showing on Macbook desktop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    Check your Finder preferences, General tab. See if you have a check in the box that says "hard disks" under "Show these items on the desktop".
    Yes, the box was not checked, I can see all drives now, thanks!

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