Where are my Desktop items in Mac Mountain Lion? Solution

Looking for your hard drive or any desktop icons? I added an external hard drive and couldn’t find it. Not sure what The Mac people were thinking with this but here’s how you can bring them back.


  1. Open your terminal
  2. Type this:
    1. [prettify]defaults write com.apple.finder CreateDesktop -bool true[/prettify]
  3. Hit Enter
  4. That’s it. The icons have returned!


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