HD onto desktop

Discussion in 'iMac' started by nyroger, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. nyroger macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Finder > Preferences > General > Show these items on the Desktop
    [​IMG]

    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.
     
  3. DeltaMac macrumors 604

    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...
     
  4. nyroger thread starter macrumors newbie

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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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