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How to hide hard drive icon

by saigon2 / November 20, 2007 2:44 AM PST

I try to hide the hard drive icon from the users. How do I do this? I'm relatively new to Mac. I see that when I click on Finder --- Preferences, I uncheck the show hard disks on the desktop. How do I do this permanently?

Also, how can I modify items in the Finder?

Much thanks,

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Hide the HD
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / November 20, 2007 3:49 AM PST

Hiding the HD icon in the way that you suggest is a decent way to do it.
As you are trying to hide the HD from the users, have you considered creating a limited account for them, one without Admin Rights, and restrict them to those applications that you designate?

Could you define, "Modify items in the Finder" please. What are you trying to modify.

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hide hard drive icon
by saigon2 / November 20, 2007 4:56 AM PST
In reply to: Hide the HD

Basically, I just try to disable user's access to the hard drive. I think about using the simple finder, but I have an application that does not work under simple finder. I'm thinking of some other ways, such as editing the plist, which I'm not familiar with.

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