How to Find Hard Disks On Mac OS X Lion

Unfortunately, Mac does not label their drives with letters like other computer systems do. You can name your drives anything you’d like, including “backup”, “my network”, “my folder”, or anything else you want. To find these, just open up the Mac finder and the devices on the computer will show up with their icons. This can make things easier if you are having trouble moving things around. Making them your own names makes more sense then just having a letter for your drives. That’s how to access them and how to label the drives simply and easily!

To display hard disks icons on the desktop, follow the below steps:

  1. Launch Finder from the Dock
  2. Using the Menu bar, click on Finder then click on Preferences…


  1. Under the General tab, you can see that only External disks and CDs, DVDs and iPods are selected by default to be displayed on the desktop. What about the internal hard disk for example ? to display the hard disk icon on the desktop, select the checkbox beside Hard disks              
  2. Once selected, the changes are applied instantly and you can see now the Macintosh HD icon displayed on the desktop.

    If you want to hide the hard disk icon from the desktop, then all what you have to do is to deselect the checkbox beside Hard disks and the icon will be removed from the desktop.

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