In the Dock, click the Finder icon (smiley face). Click Finder (in the top left of the screen). Click Preferences. Click the General tab if it isn’t already selected. Check the “Hard disks” option and any others that you wish to see appear.
Hard drive appears as locked on Mac
Problem When trying to access a hard drive you notice that it’s icon has a locked padlock on it. Right clicking the drive and selecting ‘Get Info’ displays the permissions as Custom. Attempting to change them may have no effect. Solution Choose a solution by selecting a tab below: Step By Step Press cmd +… Continue reading Hard drive appears as locked on Mac
Using External HD’s on Mac & Windows
When using an External HD on a Mac & Windows computer you may run into problems. Here is a guide to demonstrate what formats work best for your drive depending on your situation. Format Operating System Windows (NTFS) Mac OS Extended (HFS+) FAT32* Windows Read & Write Read Only Read & Write Mac OS X Read Only Read & Write Read & Write Access Type… Continue reading Using External HD’s on Mac & Windows