How to Easily Make Drive Icons Disappear from Mac Desktop


Those hard drive icons on your Mac desktop make you crazy? If yes, this tip will help you to make them disappear after reading this article.


June 24, 2015


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When you connect a backup hard drive like Time Machine to your Mac, it is always on your desktop. Many people may feel crazy when see it on their desktop. Therefore, the thought of making it go away is becoming stronger.

Don't worry, this tip will teach you how to make it disappear on your Mac desktop. Here, follow me to know how to make it step by step.

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How to Make Hard Drive Icons Disappear from Mac Desktop

  • Open the Finder at the left top corner of desktop.
  • Click on the Finder menu.
  • Select Preferences.
  • Under the Show these items on the desktop, uncheck Hard disks.


If you want to disappear some external disks or CDs, DVDs, and iPods, you can also uncheck them.

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The Bottom Line

Now you will never see those hard drive icons from your Mac desktop after unchecking them. For your Mac, if you find it works slowly you may need clean up it now. Therefore, try to download it on your Mac and you can clean up your Mac at any time.

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