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How do I get disk usage information on my 'Machintosh HD' icon on my desktop?

I did it on my old computer, so I know it's possible, but can't seem to find the option again.

I am on MacOSX 10.8.2.

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Right-click a blank location (e.g. not on an icon) on your desktop and click 'Show View Options'.

Check the 'Show item info' box:

Desktop View Options

The effect happens immediately.

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Doing Command+J will Show the View options too. – Thecafremo Dec 20 '12 at 15:49

Command i will show you the info panel for any file or folder in finder

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While true, this doesn't answer the OP's question. – JoshP Dec 20 '12 at 16:11

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