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    removing macintosh HD folder icon from macbook desktopdesktop

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    removing macintosh HD folder icon from macbook desktopdesktop
    I some how got the macintosh HD icon on my desktop and cannot remove it. Dragging to Trash does not work. Right-Click does not give the option to "move to trash".

    I can drag to the dock and it puts the blue folder there, but icon still stays on the desktop. Remove folder from dock in a puff of smoke works. But icon still stays on the desktop.

    Any idea's? I'm new to Mac's and using Macbook. Thanks.

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    removing macintosh HD folder icon from macbook desktopdesktop
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    Here ya go:

    - go to the desktop
    - go to the "Finder" drop down menu
    - choose "Finder Preferences"
    - click on "General" (if it's not selected already)
    - select/deselect the box next to "Hard Disks"...to make the hard drive icon appear/disappear

    This should do it,

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    removing macintosh HD folder icon from macbook desktopdesktop

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    I've done that also. Still stays on desktop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by user350044 View Post
    I've done that also. Still stays on desktop.
    Works fine on my computer. Are you 100% positive it's a hard drive icon?

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    removing macintosh HD folder icon from macbook desktopdesktop

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    Yes, it says Macintosh HD

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    removing macintosh HD folder icon from macbook desktopdesktop

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    Ok. When I Right-Click on the icon, have option to "duplicate". I tried that to see what would have happened. Got the following message.

    “Macintosh HD” can’t be opened right now because it’s being used by another task, such as moving or copying an item or emptying the Trash. Try again when the current task is complete.

    I don't have anything else going on to get this message. I've shut down and restarted a couple of times. Still get same message.

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    Quote Originally Posted by user350044 View Post
    Ok. When I Right-Click on the icon, have option to "duplicate". I tried that to see what would have happened. Got the following message.

    “Macintosh HD” can’t be opened right now because it’s being used by another task, such as moving or copying an item or emptying the Trash. Try again when the current task is complete.

    I don't have anything else going on to get this message. I've shut down and restarted a couple of times. Still get same message.
    Did you restart after doing what Nick suggested above? That might fix it.
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    removing macintosh HD folder icon from macbook desktopdesktop

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    Yes. Before and after. Seems like shut down or restarts doesnt change this.

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    removing macintosh HD folder icon from macbook desktopdesktop

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    Screen shot here. I enlarged the icon to view better.

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    removing macintosh HD folder icon from macbook desktopdesktop

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    Under "finder - places - desktop", shouldn't this show up there? Nothing shows up under desktop in finder.

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    removing macintosh HD folder icon from macbook desktopdesktop

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    Ok. I got it. I kept playing around with finder and I'm not sure how I did it. Ok. I was getting the general and the sidebar tabs mixed up under finder/preferences. I had one tab showing disk drives on desktop and the other tab not showing disk drives in the sidebar. It should be no for desktop and yes for sidebar. I had it the other way around.

    Starting to like the Macbook after 26 years of MS.

    Thanks for the help.

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