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Macintosh HD I can not open Macintosh HD from the desktop, I have tried to restart computer few times but it doesn't work.

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    Please tell us a little bit more about your problem. Include at least the type of computer, the OS version, whether this has always been a problem or is something new, and if it is a new problem, what changes have been made to the system since the last time it worked properly.

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Try these steps:
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  • Mohammadh Atif Shaikh Sep 16, 2013

    As your Mac is booting up. So I believe no much probs. Enter Disk utility in the spotlight, go to it,select your hard disk, check for errors and file permissions and restart your Mac.Hope It Solves.

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] > Macintosh HD\Applications
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If you have the installation disc,
Try this following steps:
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] > Finder\Macintosh HD\Users\\Library\Caches
* remove all cache files
] > Macintosh HD\Users\\Library\Application Support\Microsoft
* remove folder called Microsoft
] > Macintosh HD\Users\\Library\Caches
* remove all Microsoft related files
] > Macintosh HD\Users\\Library
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] > Macintosh HD\Users\\Library\Preferences
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Printer Won't Print


Step one: Restart the computer
Click Start and click Shut Down.
Click Restart or select Restart from the menu. Click OK.
After the computer restarts, double-click the Printer icon in the system tray located at the bottom, right of the computer. The print queue opens. If no documents appear in the print queue, the issue is resolved.
If the issue continues, proceed to the next step.
Step two: Check the product cable, Disconnect the USB cable from the product and from the computer.
Wait 5 to 6 seconds. Reconnect the USB cable to the product and computer.
(NOTE: The product must be connected directly to the computer using a USB cable or a powered USB hub. If the product is connected to the computer through a non-powered USB hub, or if the type of hub is unknown, connect the product directly to the computer) after the product is connected to the computer, the product should start printing the jobs in the print queue. If the issue continues, proceed to the next step.
Step three: Determine whether the product is paused or offline, Click Start and click Printers and Faxes. The Printers and Faxes window appears. In the Printers and Faxes window, right-click the product icon and click Open. The Printers folder opens. On the menu bar, click Printer. Make sure that the Pause Printing and Use Printer Offline options are not selected. If a check mark appears next to either option, click to remove it. If the menu includes Use Printer Online, click that option.
If neither Pause Printing nor Use Printer Offline is selected, press Esc to leave the menu without making changes.
If the issue continues, proceed to the next step.
Step four: Stop the print queue, Double-click Macintosh HD, Double-click the Application/Utilities folder.
Open the Print Setup Utility folder; Double-click the appropriate product in the product list to open the print queue.
Click Start Jobs. (NOTE: If the queue was accidentally stopped, the print job will resume automatically. If the issue continues, proceed to the next step)
Step five: Delete the print jobs, Double-click Macintosh HD, Double-click the Application/Utilities folder.
Open the Print Setup Utility folder, Click a print job and click the Delete icon. Repeat the steps for all the jobs in the print queue, Click Start Jobs, Double-click the appropriate product in the product list to open the print queue.
When the print queue is empty, click Start Jobs. Try the print job again. If the issue continues, proceed to the next step.
Step six: Remove and re-add the product to the printer list, Double-click Macintosh HD, Double-click the Application/Utilities folder, Open the Print Setup Utility folder, Select the appropriate product.
Click the red X to delete the product from the computer, Disconnect the USB or Ethernet cable from the product.
Close all open windows and restart the computer, after the computer is restarted, double-click Macintosh HD.
Double-click the Application/Utilities folder, Open the Print Setup Utility folder, and Reconnect the USB or Ethernet cable to the product. If the product is not automatically added, click Add. Select the product to add and click the Add button. After a few seconds, the product appears in the printer list. Try the print job again.

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HP Deskjet F380 All-in-one Won't print


Solution:-
Step one: - Restart the computer
Click Start and click Shut Down.
Click Restart or select Restart from the menu.
Click OK.
After the computer restarts, double-click the Printer icon in the system tray located at the bottom, right of the computer. The print queue opens. If no documents appear in the print queue, the issue is resolved.
If the issue continues, proceed to the next step.
Step two: - Check the product cable
Disconnect the USB cable from the product and from the computer.
Wait 5 to 6 seconds.
Reconnect the USB cable to the product and computer.
After the product is connected to the computer, the product should start printing the jobs in the print queue.
If the issue continues, proceed to the next step.
Step three: - Determine whether the product is paused or offline
Click Start and click Printers and Faxes. The Printers and Faxes window appears.
In the Printers and Faxes window, right-click the product icon and click Open . The Printers folder opens.
On the menu bar, click Printer.
Make sure that the Pause Printing and Use Printer Offline options are not selected. If a check mark appears next to either option, click to remove it.
If the menu includes Use Printer Online , click that option.
If neither Pause Printing nor Use Printer Offline is selected, press Esc to leave the menu without making changes.
If the issue continues, proceed to the next step.
Step four: - Stop the print queue
Double-click Macintosh HD.
Double-click the Application/Utilities folder.
Open the Print Setup Utility folder.
Double-click the appropriate product in the product list to open the print queue.
Click Start Jobs.
Step five: - Delete the print jobs
Double-click Macintosh HD.
Double-click the Application/Utilities folder.
Open the Print Setup Utility folder.
Click a print job and click the Delete icon. Repeat the steps for all the jobs in the print queue.
Click Start Jobs.
Double-click the appropriate product in the product list to open the print queue.
When the print queue is empty, click Start Jobs.
Try the print job again.
If the issue continues, proceed to the next step.
Step six: - Remove and re-add the product to the printer list
Double-click Macintosh HD.
Double-click the Application/Utilities folder.
Open the Print Setup Utility folder.
Select the appropriate product.
Click the red X to delete the product from the computer.
Disconnect the USB or Ethernet cable from the product.
Close all open windows and restart the computer.
After the computer is restarted, double-click Macintosh HD .
Double-click the Application/Utilities folder.
Open the Print Setup Utility folder.
Reconnect the USB or Ethernet cable to the product.
If the product is not automatically added, click Add.
Select the product to add and click the Add button. After a few seconds, the product appears in the printer list. Try the print job again.

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Solution:-
Step one: - Restart the computer
Click Start and click Shut Down.
Click Restart or select Restart from the menu.
Click OK.
After the computer restarts, double-click the Printer icon in the system tray located at the bottom, right of the computer. The print queue opens. If no documents appear in the print queue, the issue is resolved.
If the issue continues, proceed to the next step.
Step two: - Check the product cable
Disconnect the USB cable from the product and from the computer.
Wait 5 to 6 seconds.
Reconnect the USB cable to the product and computer.
After the product is connected to the computer, the product should start printing the jobs in the print queue.
If the issue continues, proceed to the next step.
Step three: - Determine whether the product is paused or offline
Click Start and click Printers and Faxes. The Printers and Faxes window appears.
In the Printers and Faxes window, right-click the product icon and click Open . The Printers folder opens.
On the menu bar, click Printer.
Make sure that the Pause Printing and Use Printer Offline options are not selected. If a check mark appears next to either option, click to remove it.
If the menu includes Use Printer Online , click that option.
If neither Pause Printing nor Use Printer Offline is selected, press Esc to leave the menu without making changes.
If the issue continues, proceed to the next step.
Step four: - Stop the print queue
Double-click Macintosh HD.
Double-click the Application/Utilities folder.
Open the Print Setup Utility folder.
Double-click the appropriate product in the product list to open the print queue.
Click Start Jobs.
Step five: - Delete the print jobs
Double-click Macintosh HD.
Double-click the Application/Utilities folder.
Open the Print Setup Utility folder.
Click a print job and click the Delete icon. Repeat the steps for all the jobs in the print queue.
Click Start Jobs.
Double-click the appropriate product in the product list to open the print queue.
When the print queue is empty, click Start Jobs.
Try the print job again.
If the issue continues, proceed to the next step.
Step six: - Remove and re-add the product to the printer list
Double-click Macintosh HD.
Double-click the Application/Utilities folder.
Open the Print Setup Utility folder.
Select the appropriate product.
Click the red X to delete the product from the computer.
Disconnect the USB or Ethernet cable from the product.
Close all open windows and restart the computer.
After the computer is restarted, double-click Macintosh HD .
Double-click the Application/Utilities folder.
Open the Print Setup Utility folder.
Reconnect the USB or Ethernet cable to the product.
If the product is not automatically added, click Add.
Select the product to add and click the Add button. After a few seconds, the product appears in the printer list. Try the print job again.

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Solution:-
Step one: - Restart the computer
Click Start and click Shut Down.
Click Restart or select Restart from the menu.
Click OK.
After the computer restarts, double-click the Printer icon in the system tray located at the bottom, right of the computer. The print queue opens. If no documents appear in the print queue, the issue is resolved.
If the issue continues, proceed to the next step.
Step two: - Check the product cable
Disconnect the USB cable from the product and from the computer.
Wait 5 to 6 seconds.
Reconnect the USB cable to the product and computer.
After the product is connected to the computer, the product should start printing the jobs in the print queue.
If the issue continues, proceed to the next step.
Step three: - Determine whether the product is paused or offline
Click Start and click Printers and Faxes. The Printers and Faxes window appears.
In the Printers and Faxes window, right-click the product icon and click Open . The Printers folder opens.
On the menu bar, click Printer.
Make sure that the Pause Printing and Use Printer Offline options are not selected. If a check mark appears next to either option, click to remove it.
If the menu includes Use Printer Online , click that option.
If neither Pause Printing nor Use Printer Offline is selected, press Esc to leave the menu without making changes.
If the issue continues, proceed to the next step.
Step four: - Stop the print queue
Double-click Macintosh HD.
Double-click the Application/Utilities folder.
Open the Print Setup Utility folder.
Double-click the appropriate product in the product list to open the print queue.
Click Start Jobs.
Step five: - Delete the print jobs
Double-click Macintosh HD.
Double-click the Application/Utilities folder.
Open the Print Setup Utility folder.
Click a print job and click the Delete icon. Repeat the steps for all the jobs in the print queue.
Click Start Jobs.
Double-click the appropriate product in the product list to open the print queue.
When the print queue is empty, click Start Jobs.
Try the print job again.
If the issue continues, proceed to the next step.
Step six: - Remove and re-add the product to the printer list
Double-click Macintosh HD.
Double-click the Application/Utilities folder.
Open the Print Setup Utility folder.
Select the appropriate product.
Click the red X to delete the product from the computer.
Disconnect the USB or Ethernet cable from the product.
Close all open windows and restart the computer.
After the computer is restarted, double-click Macintosh HD .
Double-click the Application/Utilities folder.
Open the Print Setup Utility folder.
Reconnect the USB or Ethernet cable to the product.
If the product is not automatically added, click Add.
Select the product to add and click the Add button. After a few seconds, the product appears in the printer list. Try the print job again.

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I cannot print but i can scan


Solution:-
Step one: - Restart the computer
Click Start and click Shut Down.
Click Restart or select Restart from the menu.
Click OK.
After the computer restarts, double-click the Printer icon in the system tray located at the bottom, right of the computer. The print queue opens. If no documents appear in the print queue, the issue is resolved.
If the issue continues, proceed to the next step.
Step two: - Check the product cable
Disconnect the USB cable from the product and from the computer.
Wait 5 to 6 seconds.
Reconnect the USB cable to the product and computer.
After the product is connected to the computer, the product should start printing the jobs in the print queue.
If the issue continues, proceed to the next step.
Step three: - Determine whether the product is paused or offline
Click Start and click Printers and Faxes. The Printers and Faxes window appears.
In the Printers and Faxes window, right-click the product icon and click Open . The Printers folder opens.
On the menu bar, click Printer.
Make sure that the Pause Printing and Use Printer Offline options are not selected. If a check mark appears next to either option, click to remove it.
If the menu includes Use Printer Online , click that option.
If neither Pause Printing nor Use Printer Offline is selected, press Esc to leave the menu without making changes.
If the issue continues, proceed to the next step.
Step four: - Stop the print queue
Double-click Macintosh HD.
Double-click the Application/Utilities folder.
Open the Print Setup Utility folder.
Double-click the appropriate product in the product list to open the print queue.
Click Start Jobs.
Step five: - Delete the print jobs
Double-click Macintosh HD.
Double-click the Application/Utilities folder.
Open the Print Setup Utility folder.
Click a print job and click the Delete icon. Repeat the steps for all the jobs in the print queue.
Click Start Jobs.
Double-click the appropriate product in the product list to open the print queue.
When the print queue is empty, click Start Jobs.
Try the print job again.
If the issue continues, proceed to the next step.
Step six: - Remove and re-add the product to the printer list
Double-click Macintosh HD.
Double-click the Application/Utilities folder.
Open the Print Setup Utility folder.
Select the appropriate product.
Click the red X to delete the product from the computer.
Disconnect the USB or Ethernet cable from the product.
Close all open windows and restart the computer.
After the computer is restarted, double-click Macintosh HD .
Double-click the Application/Utilities folder.
Open the Print Setup Utility folder.
Reconnect the USB or Ethernet cable to the product.
If the product is not automatically added, click Add.
Select the product to add and click the Add button. After a few seconds, the product appears in the printer list. Try the print job again.

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