Hide some drives on mac desktop

How to show hidden files on your Mac

Joaquim Barbosa on December 2, The example our reader enquired about was Time Machine, and that really is a perfect case in point. Luckily, there is a way to leave specific volumes mounted whilst hiding them from both the desktop and the entirety of the Finder in one fell swoop.


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Your volume should now have disappeared from the desktop. However, it is still mounted.

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In the case of a Time Machine you can also tell the volume is still mounted by performing a backup with the volume hidden; I use the menu bar icon to check that this is working. As you can see from the above screenshot, the Time Machine volume is no longer on the desktop, but is still shown as mounted in Disk Utility.

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So while trying to work in PS, I was constantly looking at all of the icons and sticky notes on my desktop. This used to actually give me a headache, but no more.

I added a monitor to my mac OS I use bump top so I have lots of icons, all nicely arranged into piles. How to do it: This work around does exactly what I wanted without any software. When I try to move something to a folder, it just makes an alias.

Mac Stop drives from showing on desktop

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