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No Kindle HD icon on my mac HELP ME!!!

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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 23, 2012 2:23:29 PM PDT
I had the same problem on both my Macs. It's the cable. I tried it with the usb cable I got with my new BlackBerry and it worked instantly.

Posted on Sep 25, 2012 5:00:35 PM PDT
Woody says:
The Kindle Fire and its HD cousin do not mount on the Mac's desktop. In order to see the contents of your Fire and move files between it and your Mac, download Android File Transfer onto your Mac. You can find Android File Transfer by going to and searching for it --or you can just google it.

Posted on Sep 25, 2012 5:07:57 PM PDT
Woody says:
>>>Solution to everyone's Mac Device Finder problem: On the Kindle, swipe the orange bar as if unlocking the kindle for use. At this point, the kindle will automatically recognize the computer and will show a message "You can now transfer files from your computer to Kindle."

Not on my KF HD it doesn't. It says "Some computers require a free file-transfer utility to copy files between the computer and your Kindle. If you need this utility, please open your computer's browser and navigate to " Following this link takes you to --as I described above.

Posted on Dec 30, 2012 11:53:29 AM PST
Woody´s suggestion really worked. Should be bumped to the top would save a lot of people the time to go through the other (not useful) tips!

Posted on Feb 15, 2013 12:22:52 PM PST
Amanda P. says:
I second that Woody's suggestion works.
Still no Kindle icon on the desktop, but you can keep the Android File Transfer icon in your dock and it'll open each time you plug in your Kindle. Same thing.
I still can't get my Kindle to charge from my Mac, however. It charges from all other sources - just not my computer. And no, it's not the cable. Amazon even sent me a new cable for free and neither cables work with my Mac. Irritating, but not catastrophic.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 2, 2013 10:11:51 PM PST
I downloaded the Android for file transfer you mentioned but I still cannot transfer mobi files from my Mac to my Kindle. How do you do it?

Posted on Apr 25, 2013 6:29:44 PM PDT
Pat Chicago says:
Is the Android file transfer free. When I went to the site it said it charged 19.95 for it?

Posted on Mar 1, 2014 10:32:09 PM PST
Ken R. Pence says:
I had the same problem of Kindle icon not showing up on my Mac (Lion)...Paperwhite 2nd gen...the Official white Kindle USB cord was the only thing that worked for me...think it came with earlier version but tried two other usb cords, changing ports, restarting, beads and feathers...finally the kindle cord and it popped up immediately...wonder...I was even transferring legally downloaded books...

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 7, 2014 1:07:45 PM PDT
I had same issue - shut your computer down and restart it with it plugged in and it should appear.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 7, 2014 1:11:22 PM PDT
You're replying to a post from 2011. It's probably resolved by now.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 25, 2015 2:30:06 PM PDT
Bakes says:
It worked on the 3rd cable i tried. Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 25, 2015 2:55:33 PM PDT
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