How do I show Macintosh HD on Desktop?

How do I show Macintosh HD on Desktop?

Finder menu > Preferences > General > Show these items on Desktop. Using the Menu bar, click onFinderthen click onPreferences… Once selected, the changes are applied instantly and you can see now the Macintosh HD icon displayed on the desktop.

Why is there a Macintosh HD icon on my Desktop?

Macintosh HD is categorized under ‘Hard disks’ so if you leave it checked, then Macintosh HD (or whatever you have named your hard drive) will remain visible. Each drive will have a unique icon visible on the desktop. Icons for volumes will represent what the actual media or volume is.

Can you remove Macintosh HD from Desktop?

If you see your Macintosh HD and other drives on your Desktop, you can remove those to reduce clutter. Just go to Finder, Preferences and then click on the General tab at the top. Then you can uncheck Hard disks and External disks.

How do I enable Macintosh HD?

To show Macintosh HD in the Finder sidebar, open a Finder window, go to Finder menu (on the menu bar) > Preferences > Sidebar, and tick “Hard disks”. It will show in the Finder sidebar, under “Devices”. If you want to show it in Desktop, open Finder menu (on the menu bar) > Preferences > General, and tick “Hard disks”.

How do you unlock Macintosh HD in Disk Utility?

See this post for details.

  1. Boot your Mac and hold down ⌘-R (Command –R) to boot from the Mac’s Recovery HD partition.
  2. Open Disk Utility.
  3. Select your locked hard drive.
  4. Under the File menu, select Unlock “Drive Name” or Turn Off Encryption… , based on what you want to do.

How do I get rid of Macintosh HD data?

Use Disk Utility to erase your Mac Select Macintosh HD in the sidebar of Disk Utility. Don’t see Macintosh HD? Click the Erase button in the toolbar, then enter the requested details: Name: Macintosh HD.

What happens if you delete Macintosh HD data?

Erasing your Mac permanently deletes its files. If you want to restore your Mac to factory settings, such as to prepare it for a new owner, first learn what to do before you sell, give away, or trade in your Mac.

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