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    Lost ability to open flash drive from Finder
    Hi Guys,

    I'm new here, so hi!

    The other week I was working away on my macbook and I opened finder to get to some files on my flash drive/usb stick and I can normally see my drive called SDHC on the left hand side of the finder window (under the shortcut for my mac hardrive and the windows partition, and .mac). I accidentally dragged the shortcut off the sidebar and now when I connect my usb stick I cant see it in finder sidebar anymore, I have to go to my computers name and find it in there, it still shows up on the desktop, I was just wondering if anyone new how to get it back.

    Thanks,

    Matt

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    I just did what you explained. Just look on your desktop. it should be there.

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    Niether, I just dragged it by accident it only moved a little way and I think it just vanished into thin air like if you drag an icon off the dock.

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    it's on your desktop.

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    I know it's on my desktop but 9 times out of 10 I want to access it from the finder window shortcut, can I drag the one from the desktop into the finder sidebar to make a new shortcut?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmedia View Post
    I know it's on my desktop but 9 times out of 10 I want to access it from the finder window shortcut, can I drag the one from the desktop into the finder sidebar to make a new shortcut?
    yes sir

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    Cheers, I'll give it a go later.

    Nice one.

    I hate macs, why'd they have to make everything so simple, being an ex-windows man I'm always trying find the hard way of doing things, when most of the time the mac makes it simple, or even does it for you! haha

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    Open Finder, Preferences and the Sidebar tab. Be sure everything under devices is checked. I just duplicated what you did here and got it back in the Finder Sidebar that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmedia View Post
    I hate macs, why'd they have to make everything so simple, being an ex-windows man I'm always trying find the hard way of doing things, when most of the time the mac makes it simple, or even does it for you! haha
    I couldn't agree more. When I first got Macs I had this very problem all the time. I was always looking for a difficult way to do things (this results from thinking in the "Windows way" I think). I was constantly amazed at how easy the Mac way of doing the same thing was.

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