3174 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Aug 29, 2007 4:34 AM by hellboy500
Updating the OS should be done "carefully."
Repair your boot drive. First with Disk Utility, then with Disk Warrior.
Clean the system and library cache folders.
Do a Safe Boot.
Apple the updates.
Don't use the system while it is downloading and updating.
Use the combo update and stand alone versions.
Repair Permissions after update.
Leave all FW drives off has usually been good idea.
How many drives do you have? which drive was it????
I had the same problem. Macintosh HD icon was missing from both the desktop and the sidebar (in Finder window)
I checked/unchecked everything pertinent in Finder's Preferences.
I downloaded ad installed "Path Finder".
After opening Path Finder, I Command-Clicked (or right clicked) the Hard Disk icon in the left pane of Path Finders windows (under volumes), and selected "Get Info"
After that, I unchecked the box "Invisible"
I restarted, and the icon was back on my desktop and back in the finder.
I have no idea how it became "invisible" in the first place.
Hope this helps.