I have 2 HD icons on my desktop - I only want one

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by brainwave89, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. brainwave89 macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2006
    One a iMac running Panther (10.3.9) I have two HD icons on my desktop. The computer has a single user.

    How can I remove one of the icons without affecting my system?

    Thank you.
  2. andy.barron macrumors 6502

    Nov 30, 2006
    Bedford, England
    The drive must have been partitioned (unless you have another peripheral plugged in) when you installed originally.

    You would need (I believe) to format the drive as HFS+ Mac journaled & re-install to get rid of this.

    Someone may have a better way to solve however...
  3. tersono macrumors 68000


    Jan 18, 2005
    Either your primary HD has been partitioned or you have a second HD fitted. If the latter, you will have two HD icons unless you set the whole thing up as a RAID array. If the first, you will need to wipe the machine and re-partition. Leopard can juggle partitions on the fly, but that's not doable in Panther.

    Bear in mind: two HD icons has NOTHING to do with how many users there are. It has to do with the configuration of your drive(s)
  4. brainwave89 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2006
    Thank you Andy and Tersono.

    I understand what was said and once I get back to the computer will take the right course of action based on your thoughts.


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