How To Remove The Macintosh HD Icon From Your Desktop


Be the Master of your own Macbook Desktop. Arrange a folder here, and put a file there. But how does one get rid of the pesky Macintosh HD, if one does not particularly care for it on the Desktop? Don’t try clicking or Command-clicking the Macintosh HD icon – the stuff won’t work.

Here is what will:

  1. Click on your desktop. This pulls up the Finder menu on the upper-left corner of the screen.
  2. Click Finder, select Preferences, and General.
  3. Uncheck the box for Hard disks from where it says Show these items on the desktop:
  4. Say ‘That was easy’ (optional).




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