Displaying Mounted Drives on the MacOS Desktop

Last modified 2/11/2022

You can choose to display mounted drives on your desktop in MacOS 10.7 (and higher).

Displaying Mounted Drives

To display a mounted drive on your desktop in MacOS 10.7 (and higher), do the following:

  1. Click the Finder App icon from the dock (Figure 1).

    Figure 1:
    Finder icon
  2. Click Finder, which is located at the top of your screen next to the Apple logo (Figure 2).

    Figure 2:
    Finder general preferences
  3. Under Show these items on the desktop, add a check mark to the radial dial next to Connected Servers.
  4. Close the “Finder Preferences” window.

All mounted drives will now be displayed on your desktop.

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