Keep a mounted HD from appearing on the desktop?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by toomuchrock, Jan 28, 2006.

  1. toomuchrock macrumors member

    Sep 28, 2005
    Hey there I've an external USB 2.0 drive used for backup that is always mounted to my 2x2.3 G5 running 10.4.4. Is there a way to keep its icon from appearing on my desktop?

    Edit: I'm not looking to keep all mounted drives off my desktop, or even just specific types of discs (which is configurable in Finder I know) but rather just this one specific HD.
  2. redAPPLE macrumors 68030


    May 7, 2002
    2 Much Infinite Loops
    well. yes.

    on the finder, click the finder menu and preferences. on the general section, unclick 'hard disks'.
  3. Kernow macrumors 65816


    Sep 30, 2005
    In Finder>Preferences you can specify the types of drives and volumes which show up on your desktop. I'm not sure if you can specify for individual drives, but you certainly tell it not to show hard disks.

    Edit: Too slow!

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