what is macs version of "my computer"

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  1. nazie07

    nazie07 Notebook Enthusiast

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    on the mac, what is the equivelant to "my computer" on the pc?..... kinda need to print it for comp sci class.
     
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    Its renameable, but usually its just called Macintosh HD.
     
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    k thanks man.
     
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    No problem, nazie07. Happy to help out :).
     
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    I believe 'My Computer' on a PC encompases the hard drive C: plus all other local drives eg floppy usually A:, DVD drive usually D: and any manually mapped drives eg H:, I: etc.

    'Macintosh HD' is only equivalent to 'C:' on a PC - basically 'My Computer' is a level of hierarchy that doesn't really have a Mac equivalent. If you open a Finder window you will normally see Macintosh HD listed with all other connected drives (local and network), but these aren't grouped into a single top-level entity.

    Hope this helps
     
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    I'd think just clicking on the Finder icon on the dock while no other Finder windows are open opens the closest thing to a "My Computer" view. Displays connected drives, that sort of thing.
     
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    Well, clicking Macintosh HD opens up the same Finder window anyways :p. The sidebar in any Finder window will show (as long as you don't change it) connected drives, Macintosh HD, and under that, Home, Applications, Music, Photos, etc.
     
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    I'm surprised APPLE didnt' start calling it " iComputer "
     
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    stealthsniper96 What Was I Thinkin'?

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    thats sounds good to me. :)
     
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    well, I'd say my computer in mac is "/" ;)
     
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