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    HDD Dissappeared?
    Well, this isn't actually my laptop, but I installed OSX 10.5 on my friends macbook last night. Well, when I turned it back on, to my surprise, the HD was missing. How on earth? Disk Utility still recognizes it, and that is the only way I can access that part of the drive. I've done "verify disk, and it says it's fine. Anyone else have an issue like this? PLEASE help!


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    Are you saying that your disk icon is not on the desktop?
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    Finder>Preferences and make sure the Hard Disks is ticked.

    Then re-boot. I lost my desktop hard drive icon and did the above. It didn't actually reappear until the re-boot.

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    No, litterly it's not there. I even checked those preferences and EVERYTHING. I unchecked it, then rebooted, then rechecked it, then rebooted. NOTHING. It's so annoying. I don't want have to reformat, but that seems like a possibility. Dang... And the ONLY way I can access the drive is by going to Disk Utility, it's not on the sidebar, or on the Desktop...

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    Unhappy Lost HDD icon on desktop and finder
    Oh no, I've lost my icon too and have tried everything to get it back , including all the steps below, has anyone got any more ideas?

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    Hurrah,

    Found the solution........

    Got to the following URL and run the script.
    http://www.pinkmutant.com/articles/invisible.html

    It works....

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    Good work! I bookmarked that baby for future reference.

    Regards.

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