MacBook Pro :: Make Devices Show Up On The Desktop?

Jun 24, 2012

When I plug ina  device, it only shows in the finder and doesn't display an icon on the desktop.

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4), 15" Retina Display Macbook Pro

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Intel Mac :: Why Do Devices Not Show On Desktop

Apr 27, 2012

I use a Western Digital Passport as my external drive.  When I link the USB I get no icon on my desktop and the device is not recognised unless I activate the WD Smartware to unlock it.  That's not a lot of use when I want to download some files from a computer (like my wifes's) (also an iMac) which doesn't have the Smartware installed. why my desktop won't register the drive and why my wife's computer won't recognise the thing at all?

Info:
iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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As the title states: How do I make external devices connected to my Mac appear on my desktop? 

Cos the thing is that my Mac's hard drive got corrupted for whatever reason I don't know so I had to re-install my OS (Lion). Now the thing is that unlike before if I connected my phone, flash drive or wanted to install a new applicatiion it would appear on my desktop as an icon, now it doesn't. 

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Sep 3, 2010

So, i bought a used macbook pro (2,2) 15inch 4gb ram, 320gb hd, and it is in GREAT condition, looks brand new. when i saw the laptop, i made sure everything worked, even the usb ports and all is fine.

when i came home, i formatted, and installed Snow Leopard, did ALL the updates before i did anything else. and i just noticed now when i plugged in my 1tb WD Passport it dosnt show up on the desktop, nor the disk utility, however the hard drive light turns on but when i put my hand on the laptop, it dosnt appear to be 'spinning' up.

i tried plugging in USB stick in both USB ports and it works, shows up just fine.
so i dont think it could be the usb ports..

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May 5, 2010

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Mar 14, 2012

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I am helping a friend out with her mac. She by accidentally removed her desktop icon under devices and needs to get it back. The best way for me to elaborate is to explain, you know when you are in a program...and you want to open a document on your desktop, so you use that programs open function and you look on the left for your desktop icon which falls under Devices at the top left...well that desktop icon is missing.

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It seems to contain everything the start up icon contains when I open it.

I moved it to the trash, but did not erase the trash. I chickened out, so to speak. I removed back to the desktop.

I have the desktop view set to arrange by date modified. It appears approximately half way down the list of icons showing on the desktop. It seems to me that, if it is a duplicate, and by all appearances it is, then it should appear immediately after the real hard drive icon.

Info:
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May 8, 2009

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