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Why Can't I See My Hard Drive On My Desktop In OS X?


I just installed OS X Lion but now I can't see the hard drive, just all the files. How do I get my hard drive to show on the desktop?
- Asked by Jerry G. August 19th, 2011 (Updated: December 9th, 2014)


If your hard drive doesn't appear on the desktop, go to the Finder (you can select it in your dock or just click on your desktop) and select Finder->Preferences (Command-,). Make sure the "Hard Disks" box is checked and it should show on your desktop.