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    usb doesn't pop up on desktop

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    usb doesn't pop up on desktop
    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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    usb doesn't pop up on desktop
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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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    usb doesn't pop up on desktop

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    haha
    wow that was easy!!! thank you so so so so much!!

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    usb doesn't pop up on desktop
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    Never a problem. If you have any other issues or questions, ask away.

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    usb doesn't pop up on desktop

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    Unhappy it doesn't work :S
    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.
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    usb doesn't pop up on desktop
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    Quote Originally Posted by angiefoote View Post
    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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    usb doesn't pop up on desktop

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

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