14353 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Nov 13, 2008 1:12 PM by Bond007
To make the Hard Drive show up on the desktop:
Go to the Finder
Click the general tab (if you're not already in it)
There should be a checkbox named hard disks. Check it.
Now your hard drive will show up on your desktop
To make the Hard Drive show up in the sidebar in the Finder:
Open a new Finder window
Drag the icon for your hard drive on the desktop into the sidebar of the new window
It should appear in the sidebar for all windows.
Sorry if either of these doesn't work, as I do not have access to a leopard machine to test them at this moment.
Hope this helps,
Thanks a lot for your nice help. But - naturally, because I'm not a newbie - I checked and unchecked an rechecked ... all the boxes.
But I found out what was wrong: Something / someone / some programm - I'm sure that it wasn't me! - changed all of the drives files to "hidden". By using the terminal-line posted above,
chflags nohidden /Volumes/"my_drive"
the problem was solved.
Message was edited by: Christoph Lichtenberg
When I type this is get a message saying...No such file:/volumes exsit.
But I know the Hard Drive is there.
I've also checked appropriate boxes in the finder preferences but that doesn't do anything.
I reformatted one of my spare drives (as this wasn't showing up) it actually showed up, but when I restarted my machine it disappeared again.