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The icon for my hard drive has dissapeared. I can't get it back. Tried disk utility and finder. No luck. Please help. Thanks
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did you go to Finder->Preferences->General and make sure to check "Hard disks" under "Show these items on the Desktop?"
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Yes did all that. Still dosen't show up.
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If you mean the standard icon, then right-click on it. Select "Get Info," then in the top left corner of the window where the icon would be try clicking on it and hit delete.

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Same problem here. I can see it in a "path drop down window" but it is light colored. I have tried many things. All of my apps and files are still working but no HD shown on desktop or finder.

I have tried the command /developer/setfile -a v /
I was told to try that, it did not work.
I ran a applescript to tell the drives visability to true. That worked until a system restart.

Im running leopard 10.5 with bootcamp XP partition. My windows partition is visable just not mac partition.
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Have you tried going to Disk Utility and clicking on your hard-drive in the list. The on the bottom of the window you will see a blue /
click on that slash (representing) you a directory, and it opens a finder window. Drag the icon for your Mac out to the desktop.

This hopefully will work.
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