It is easy to become accustomed to finding things on your computer in a specific spot, so if a shortcut that you often use is not in the same location, then you will probably want to get it back.
One frequently used shortcut for Mac users is the hard drive icon that is sometimes shown on the desktop.
So if you want to be able to access your hard drive and that icon is not visible, you can learn how to change some settings in Finder to display your hard drive on your desktop again.
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Access Your Hard Drive from Your Desktop in Mavericks
This process actually works for many other versions of OS X as well, but these directions were written on a MacBook that is running OS X.
Step 1: Click the Finder icon in the dock at the bottom of your screen.
Step 2: Click the Finder link at the top of the screen, then click the Preferences option.
Step 3: Click the General tab at the top of the window.
Step 4: Check the box to the left of Hard drives under the Show these items on the desktop section of the window.
Now that you know how to show your hard drive on your desktop in OS X Mavericks, you can make it much easier to access that location and find the files that you need.
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