If your first computer was a PC, you probably were used to clicking My Computer or This PC to access everything. I know I was.
Once I switched to Mac, I always go to Macintosh HD first and pull out any file or folder there.
However, I remember clearly, the first time I got my Mac, the desktop is totally clean. There’s nothing there, not to mention the Macintosh HD.
In this post, I’m going to show you a few quick steps on how to get the Macintosh HD icon show up on the desktop. It’s actually very simple.
Let’s get started.
Step 1: On your Mac desktop, move your mouse cursor to the top left corner. Next to the Apple logo, click Finder and select Preferences.
Step 2: In the pop-up window Finder Preferences > General tab, right under Show these items on the desktop: you see the checkbox Hard disks. Yes, make sure you check it.
Step 3: Now take a look at the top right corner, see the Macintosh HD icon? There you go!
Similarly, if you don’t want the icon to show up. Simply go to the Finder > Preferences and uncheck the hard disks option. That’s it.