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Is there a command in Terminal that allows you to show the Hard Disk as an icon on your Desktop?

I know the manual process of doing it, which is, Finder > Preferences... > General and check "Hard disks" under "Show these items on the desktop:", but I want to be able to apply this configuration through the command line.

Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks!

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To show various drive icons on the desktop use the following commands in Terminal:

External hard drives:

defaults write com.apple.finder ShowExternalHardDrivesOnDesktop -bool true

Hard drives:

defaults write com.apple.finder ShowHardDrivesOnDesktop -bool true

Removable media:

defaults write com.apple.finder ShowRemovableMediaOnDesktop -bool true

(To complete all options available in the Finder preferences: mounted servers:)

defaults write com.apple.finder ShowMountedServersOnDesktop -bool true

Afterwards restart the Finder:

killall -HUP Finder

To disable showing the respective desktop icons simply replace true by false

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