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i just got my apple computer and I'm not too familiar with everything but i know by using my bfs macbook that when i plug in a usb device or a cd, an icon pops up on his desktop and tells him that somethings in there. i am running on lion and when i plug in my flash drive i have to look for it in Finder, it doesn't just pop up on the desktop! I HATE THAT! helllpppp!!!!!!!
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Click on Finder at the top of the screen. Click on Preferences. In General be sure External disks is Checked. Also CD/DVD if you want those on the desktop.

If that does not work let us know.
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wow that was easy!!! thank you so so so so much!!
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Never a problem. If you have any other issues or questions, ask away.
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Hi, I have the same problem, but when I tried to follow the instructions, once i get to the General tab, it doesn't give me the option make the USB visible!

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Hi, I have the same problem, but when I tried to follow the instructions, once i get to the General tab, it doesn't give me the option make the USB visible!

I attached a screen shot to this post to show you what I see.
you're in the wrong preference window.

DO THIS
-click Finder on dock. It should show on menu bar beside apple logo the word "Finder".
-click Finder on menu bar.
-Preferences.
-General.

enjoy
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Oh, Thank you very much!! I found it now.
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