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nyroger

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Jan 7, 2014
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Hi all,
Have a recently purchased iMac upgraded to Maverick OS. :D An oddity with Maverick is the HD does not appear on the desktop. It is in the sidebar but when I attempt to move it to the desktop I get the message "The folder “Macintosh HD” can’t be moved into one of its subfolders.":mad: Why this move away from standard Mac practices and how do I overcome it? Thanks.
 
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Finder > Preferences > General > Show these items on the Desktop
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Since the Desktop is a folder inside Macintosh HD / Users / YOU / , simply dragging the Macintosh HD (a volume in this case) onto a sub folder of it, will not work.
I do not know, how you think, that this would be a standard practice in Mac OS X, since I never could do so in Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger nor Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard nor Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard nor OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.
 
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DeltaMac

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I haven't had a hard drive on the desktop in OS X for 8 or 10 years, I suppose.
It's just a Finder setting.

Click on the Finder menu, then Preferences.
Click the box "Hard Disks" under "Show these items on the desktop."

was standard for Mac OS, but, I think has always been a setting that you can turn off in OS X...
 
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nyroger

macrumors newbie
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Jan 7, 2014
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Problem resolved

Thanks to simsaladimbamba and DeltaMac for resolving my problem. Seriously I'm surprised this solution didn't come to mind. Thanks again.
 
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