Is there any way to remove the Time Machine Backups icon from the desktop?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by xTRIGGER092x, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. xTRIGGER092x macrumors regular

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    I just got an external hard drive for Time Machine tonight and now my formerly clear desktop now has a "Time Machine Backups" icon. Is there some way to remove it from the desktop but not the Finder sidebar (as from what I've read the desktop is a part of Finder)? I've read that you can hide all external drives in System Preferences, but I just want to get rid of the Time Machine icon.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Finder > Preferences > General (items to show on Desktop)
    Finder > Preferences > Sidebar (items to show on Sidebar)

    I don't know of a way to remove one icon and not others.
     

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