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Missing hard drive icon (things just aren't the same anymore)

1563 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 29, 2013 7:09 PM by jimspence RSS
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Jan 7, 2013 8:25 AM

I've been running OS 10.8.2 on my 17" macbook pro and offerred to assist a friend moving from a Dell to a brand new 13" macbook pro which is also running  10.8.2.  The hard drive icon is missing from the desk top and when ever I plug in a USB thumb drive or even a DVD it won't show up except in the finder window.  Can anyone tell me how get these icons back on the desktop?


Also, I find that when ever I send an email from this machine it appears on my mail program as "admin" but when opening the email the correct name is in "from" field in the email.  I would like to change out the "admin" for the correct name.






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