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    hiding external drives on desktop

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    hiding external drives on desktop
    I have 3 external drives on my mini. I do not want 2 of them to show up on my desktop but I do want the 3rd to be there. Is there any way of hiding the 2 drives I do not want to see but them still show in finder and be accessible? Shutting these drives off or un-mounting them is not an option.

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    hiding external drives on desktop
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    Open Finder preferences and check the box for showing the icons on the desktop
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    hiding external drives on desktop

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    I know that but it will hide all the external drives. I only want to hide 2 of the 3.

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    hiding external drives on desktop
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    Hide them all and put an alias on your desktop to the one you do want to see.

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    hiding external drives on desktop

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    Will the alias re-appear every time I reboot? Thanks for the tip. I will try it out now.

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    hiding external drives on desktop
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    Should do - it's a file like any other. Just happens to be a shortcut file.

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