Thread: Lost desktop icon
11-04-2007, 04:57 PM #1Lost desktop icon
The icon for my hard drive has dissapeared. I can't get it back. Tried disk utility and finder. No luck. Please help. Thanks
11-04-2007, 07:42 PM #2
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- Oct 29, 2007
did you go to Finder->Preferences->General and make sure to check "Hard disks" under "Show these items on the Desktop?"
11-04-2007, 09:06 PM #3
Yes did all that. Still dosen't show up.
11-04-2007, 09:49 PM #4
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- Oct 03, 2006
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- MacBook Core 2 Duo 2.13GHz / 4 GB RAM / 320 GB HDD
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."No. No, Mother, I have not been drinking. No. No. These two men, they poured a whole bottle of bourbon into me. No, they didn't give me a chaser."
11-09-2007, 05:15 AM #5
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.
11-09-2007, 06:23 AM #6
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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