Is it possible to hide drive icons on the desktop for different logins?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by BiikeMike, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. BiikeMike macrumors 65816

    BiikeMike

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    Say I have an external drive with 5 partitions that I don't want to show up on my Fiancee's login. Can I get them off the desktop? I don't care if she can get to them through windows, but she does not need them on the desktop.

    Thanks :)
     
  2. Raid macrumors 68020

    Raid

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    There's a preference setting that will remove all drives from the desktop, but I go there so seldomly that I don't know where it is... I guess the first place I'd check is the 'view' menu in the finder... but I'm pretty sure it's in the System Preferences somewhere. Man I hate working on windows machine, I'm sure I'd find it in about 20 seconds if I had OS X up infront of me.
     
  3. dejo Moderator

    dejo

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    Finder > Preferences > Show these items on the Desktop
     
  4. BiikeMike thread starter macrumors 65816

    BiikeMike

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    Interesting, the External partitions show up under CDs, DVDs, and ipods. I wonder why that is. So that sucks, I can't hide all that stuff!
     
  5. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    sadly it's all or non. I would really like to hide just my back up frives.
     

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