Hard disc icon on mac

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If you connect a lot of drives to your Mac—or connect a particular external hard drive to a lot of different Macs—it can all be a lot to keep track of. Changing the icon for your drives is a quick way to visually tell them apart.

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How to Change Drive Icons in Windows. Beyond this, I suggest doing some Googling. Good luck! Next, make sure the drive you want to give a custom icon is connected to your computer.

Mac hides your hard drive icons. Here's how to get them back

Was freaking out. The Finder trick worked. Jul 30, 9: I am having no luck seeing the HD on my apple. This is my first apple since an Apple II eons ago.

I tried to follow your directions but I do not see a preferences tab. If you mean the cog, it does not offer those options. It shows as devices my external drives but not my internal one. Aug 20, 3: Oct 8, 3: Nov 30, 2: I'm having the same trouble as above. My Main HD is not showing one the desktop.

Why Can't I See My Hard Drive On My Desktop In OS X?

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User profile for user: Click on the desktop, this will invoke Finder meaning you're working with Finder directly. Now use the Command and comma keys: This brings up Finder's preferences. Alternatively, you can also click on Finder at the top left corner of the screen then choose Preferences.

How to show the storage drive icon on your Mac desktop

On the General tab, which is the very first tab, check the boxes of the types of drives Hard drive, External disks, DVD or network drives you want to be shown on the desktop. That's it!


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