I have one HD named Macintosh HD. I can’t tell when it happened, but since a few days my HD shows up on my desktop. I tried to disable it in the Finder settings, but it already is. If I enable it I get a second icon for the same HD.

Does anyone have an idea how to fix this?

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  • Both icons open Macintosh HD?
    – IconDaemon
    Oct 16, 2015 at 11:45
  • Oh, I forget to mention that. If I try to open the HD that is shown permanently, I get a message that I don’t have the needed privileges to access the hd.
    – Afterlame
    Oct 16, 2015 at 11:51
  • And I just discovered that I can hide it if I disable external HDs.
    – Afterlame
    Oct 16, 2015 at 11:52

1 Answer 1


Ok, I solved it. A simple restart didn’t do the trick, but this is what worked for me:

  1. Disconnect every external hard drive from my mac
  2. Shut down the mac
  3. Wait 10 seconds and start the mac

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