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Snow Leopard :: Can't Find Hard Drive / Get That?

Running 10.6.2. Created a user account non-admin. I don't see my native hard drive icon on the desktop.

13" MBP 2.53 GHz Stock, G5 dual 2.0, G4 dual 1.0
Mac OS X (10.5.7)
Apple 23" HD Cinema Display (ADC)

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