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my internal hard drive not showing up in finder...its just

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my internal hard drive not showing up in finder...its just showing a remote drive ...imac
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  John T. F. replied 10 months ago.
Hello! My name isXXXXX will work diligently to provide accurate advice and information.

To clarify, you are still booting successfully from the internal drive, correct?

John
Customer: replied 10 months ago.

yes


 

Expert:  John T. F. replied 10 months ago.
Thanks, Barry.

In the Finder, click the "Go" item in the menu bar at the top of the screen and select Computer.

Does it show the internal hard drive there?

John
Customer: replied 10 months ago.

yes i see it... untitled which is it..but not in finder


 

Expert:  John T. F. replied 10 months ago.
Okay,

In the Finder, click "Finder" in the menu bar and choose Preferences.

On the General tab, under "Show these items on the desktop", make sure there is a check mark next to "Hard disks".

On the Sidebar tab, under "Devices", make sure there is a check mark next to "Hard disks" as well.

That should do the trick. You may need to name the disk if you still have issues.

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John
Customer: replied 10 months ago.

well its not showing up after I do that.. nothing on the side but my 2 external hard drives & something called remote disc

Expert:  John T. F. replied 10 months ago.
Does it show up on the Desktop?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.

yes

Expert:  John T. F. replied 10 months ago.
Can you tell me what version of OS X you are currently running?

Click the Apple Logo in the menu bar at the top of the screen

Select "About This Mac"

In the window that opens, look for the "Version" information. Please let me know what it says.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.

osx 10.9 all I'm trying to do is get permission to read & write so i can burn a movie to a dvd from fcp x ..i hope that the prob


 

Expert:  John T. F. replied 10 months ago.
Okay, in 10.9 Under "Finder" > Preferences.

On the Sidebar tab, under "Devices", make sure it is actually a check mark and not just a dash next to "Hard disks". If it's merely a dash then your internal drive may not be listed in the sidebar.

However, to clarify; Is "untitled" the drive you boot your Mac from?

...and on what do you need to change permissions? You should not normally need to modify boot volume permissions.

John
Customer: replied 10 months ago.

I got it now ....its says u can read only on the top of box ...in the box its says...Name & Privileges... System "read & write"..... wheel "read only" .....everyone "read only"

Customer: replied 10 months ago.

Just been getting an error in fcp x when i try to burn and needed help if u can help me that will be great we can stop and start over so u can get paid for 2 questions if you don't know about Fcpx I understand & I can just pay for what ya did thks in advance.

Expert:  John T. F. replied 10 months ago.
Okay, good. Those permissions are normally correct if this is your boot up drive.

Since it sounds like you are having a specific FCP issue then that would probably be better suited to a seperate question.

John
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