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Mac OS by Paul McFedries

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34. Using Data Storage Devices

Using Disks and Discs

Working with hard drives, CDs, DVDs, and other similar types of storage devices is an important part of using Mac OS X. The following bullets provide information about some useful disk- and disc-related tasks:

• You can control whether mounted disk, disc, and volume icons are automatically shown on the desktop using the Finder Preferences window (select Finder, Preferences and click the General tab). In the Show These Items on the Desktop section, activate the check box beside each type of storage device you want to see on the desktop: Hard Disks; External Disks; or CD, DVDs, and iPods. (If you chose not to have disk icons mounted on the desktop, you can access the mounted disks and volumes ...

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