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    symlink to Macintosh HD in Volumes
    When I do ls -al in /Volumes I get:

    lrwxr-xr-x 1 root admin 1 Jun 19 10:25 Macintosh HD -> /

    Unless I'm greatly mistaken, I have a symbolic link in Volumes to my hard drive.

    1) Is this bad?
    2) Am I OK in just deleting it (rm "Macintosh HD"), or is there some sort of special command I should use.

    I realize this is sort of a dumb question but one sort of hesitates to delete anything that contains "Macintosh HD"....

    Thanks,

    Mark

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    Don't delete it! It points to the "root" of your hard drive.

    Is there some reason you're curious about this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfq View Post
    ... one sort of hesitates to delete anything that contains "Macintosh HD"....
    Hesitation is probably a good thing since that's the name of the partition OS X is installed on.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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