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

    Jul 21, 2011
    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


    May 16, 2008
    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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