OS X: Hide Your Hard Disk from the Desktop

Posted July 20, 2008 by Rob Rogers in Apple Mac, Mac OS X Leopard

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If you want to hide the Hard Disk icon from your desktop so that you can maintain a clean look, follow this Tech-Recipe. These directions are accurate for all modern versions of OS X including 10.7 Lion.

1. Open Finder.

2. Go to Preferences.

3. Select the General tab.

4. Uncheck the Hard disks checkbox.

5. Close the Preferences window.

Update 2/28/2012 —

This continues to work for OS X Lion as well as this screen shot shows:

lion finder preferences dialog


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