13 Replies Latest reply: Feb 11, 2008 10:32 PM by Hersco
Bikul Level 1 Level 1
Since I have installed Leopard, I can see my only Macintosh HD twice in the sidebar of each window sometimes. When I click on the second one and then mark some content, the first Macintosh HD gets marked. What to do here?
Thanks for Feedback
Bernd

MacBook Pro 17 2,33GHZ, Mac OS X (10.5.1), 3 GB RAM, 30 ACD
  • Joseph Kriz Level 5 Level 5
    Just click and hold on one of the HD icons and drag it to the desktop and let go...

    It will poof......... gone........
  • R C-R Level 6 Level 6
    If you do this & select the wrong (real) volume from the "DEVICES" list, it will sometimes disappear from the sidebar. If this happens, open Finder preferences to the sidebar tab & check the appropriate 'disks' checkbox (Hard Disks or External Disks) to get it back onto the sidebar.

    The checkbox should at first display a "-" (the minus sign) instead of the expected "✓" (the check-mark) if this happens. Clicking on the checkbox should restore the "✓" -- if it instead clears the checkbox, click again & the "✓" should appear.
  • Bikul Level 1 Level 1
    Thank you for your support. I had asked here because the two Macintosh HDs occured from time to time, not always.
    I "deleted" one from the sidebar and hope it will not come back again Then I will post again here.
    Bernd
  • Bikul Level 1 Level 1
    OK. First I thought I must have been stupid, when given the advice to just -poof- drag the Macintosh HD out of the sidebar. For one day that was ok. But today again there is the Macintosh HD twice in the sidebar as well as in the app-menue, where someone can open/save data. What to do, Every day - poof ?
    Thanks for Help
    Bernd
  • aroolish Level 1 Level 1
    same thing happens here. it's always after i've connected my external hd (firewire) and then ejected it. the drive is partitioned so it shows up as two drives, when i eject all, usually i end up with two 'macintosh hd' in the finder sidebar.
  • Bikul Level 1 Level 1
    Yes that is true. It starts when I eject my external HDs. I have 4 external LaCie HDs (backuped with superduper) and ended up with 3 Macintosh HDs in the sidebar today.
  • Hersco Level 2 Level 2
    I see this problem when I unmount an internal disk as well. Seems to be a Finder bug.
  • Kevin Horn Level 4 Level 4
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X
    Usually this is caused by a corrupted Launch Services database. To rebuild it download a utility such as Cocktail, Leopard Cache Cleaner or Onyx, run that function then restart the computer.
  • R C-R Level 6 Level 6
    Been there, done that -- it does not help.
  • Bikul Level 1 Level 1
    Same with me! No results
  • aroolish Level 1 Level 1
    i hope this is fixed in 10.5.2
  • Norman Nager Level 4 Level 4
    1. Deep cleaning of all caches with Leopard Cache Cleaner 4.0.4 and re-starting does not fix the problem with OS 10.5.1 on my PowerPC (Dual G5 2.0).
    2. Disk Utility's two repair options do not help, nor does TechTool Pro or DiskWarrior.


    What's puzzling is that if I log out and into my test account and then log back into my normal account, the ghost hard drive volumes are no longer there. But if I re-start the Mac, they're back.
  • Hersco Level 2 Level 2
    Does anyone know whether 10.5.2 fixes this problem?