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LunchBox8484
Apr 6, 2006, 04:58 PM
After installing XP with Boot Camp (awesome, btw), on my OS X desktop there is a harddrive mount containing all the of windows files. It's named Untitled and I can't change it. I tried doing like rename and going through disk ulility, etc. Is there anything I may have missed? Perhaps during installation i got excited and kept hitting the Next button and skipped over the naming it part.



LimeiBook86
Apr 6, 2006, 05:01 PM
After installing XP with Boot Camp (awesome, btw), on my OS X desktop there is a harddrive mount containing all the of windows files. It's named Untitled and I can't change it. I tried doing like rename and going through disk ulility, etc. Is there anything I may have missed? Perhaps during installation i got excited and kept hitting the Next button and skipped over the naming it part.

Here's a solution. Boot into Windows, open 'My Computer', right click on the C drive and Re-name it, or you can right-click on it and select properties to change the drive label. I re-named mine to Windows. Upon restarting into Mac OS X two drives are now on my desktop, 'Macintosh HD' and 'Windows'. Enjoy :D

crazycat
Apr 6, 2006, 05:02 PM
If you formated the windows Hard drive with FAT (i think thats whats its called but i am really not sure) then you can add files to it. I just ignoe it, it does not bother me, if you need to transfer files use an external HD or a cd/dvd.

LimeiBook86
Apr 6, 2006, 05:04 PM
If you formated the windows Hard drive with FAT (i think thats whats its called but i am really not sure) then you can add files to it. I just ignoe it, it does not bother me, if you need to transfer files use an external HD or a cd/dvd.
He's not talking about transfering files he's just talking about editing the drive name. You can do this if you formated your hard drive as FAT32 or NTSF under the My Computer window in Windows XP.

kha
Mar 7, 2008, 07:14 AM
He's not talking about transfering files he's just talking about editing the drive name. You can do this if you formated your hard drive as FAT32 or NTSF under the My Computer window in Windows XP.

where exactly?

riscy
Mar 7, 2008, 07:20 AM
What do you mean "where exactly"??

wgilles
Mar 7, 2008, 09:37 AM
The 2nd post gave a solution to his problem
nuff said

kha
Mar 7, 2008, 03:56 PM
The 2nd post gave a solution to his problem
nuff said

yeah misread it sorry!

THANKS!

Stridder44
Mar 8, 2008, 01:15 AM
He's not talking about transfering files he's just talking about editing the drive name. You can do this if you formated your hard drive as FAT32 or NTSF under the My Computer window in Windows XP.

Sweet thanks for the info, I was gonna ask the same question.

mclaughj
Mar 7, 2009, 06:05 PM
Thanks, I've wondered this ever since I first installed XP in BootCamp.

Stridder44
Mar 7, 2009, 06:36 PM
Wow! Old thread! Well, since it's been brought up...

I remember someone once posted a guide on how to change the Windows drive icon from the default hard drive icon to whatever you wanted. I think it involved a flash drive?

TheVendor
Mar 7, 2009, 07:22 PM
I remember someone once posted a guide on how to change the Windows drive icon from the default hard drive icon to whatever you wanted. I think it involved a flash drive?

You can change it the same as you'd change any icon... Get Info on it, then drag an icon file (.icns) over the icon in the top left of the Get Info window.

Stridder44
Mar 7, 2009, 08:13 PM
You can change it the same as you'd change any icon... Get Info on it, then drag an icon file (.icns) over the icon in the top left of the Get Info window.


Let me guess, you run XP 32-bit? Or perhaps you don't run Windows/Boot Camp at all?

You might want to actually check your facts first before you give advice.

MM07
Mar 7, 2009, 08:29 PM
Wow! Old thread! Well, since it's been brought up...

I remember someone once posted a guide on how to change the Windows drive icon from the default hard drive icon to whatever you wanted. I think it involved a flash drive?

That is true. I read it here somewhere, just never tried it.

TheVendor
Mar 7, 2009, 10:47 PM
Let me guess, you run XP 32-bit? Or perhaps you don't run Windows/Boot Camp at all?

You might want to actually check your facts first before you give advice.

Were we not trying to change the icon of the Windows partition while in OS X? Or were we trying to change it in Windows? If the latter, then I must have misunderstood what was trying to be accomplished. If the former... well, what I wrote worked for me, though I do run XP 32-bit with Boot Camp (I don't see how this would make a difference though...).

mclaughj
Mar 8, 2009, 12:07 AM
Wow! Old thread! Well, since it's been brought up...

I remember someone once posted a guide on how to change the Windows drive icon from the default hard drive icon to whatever you wanted. I think it involved a flash drive?

If someone knows how, I'd love to know how to change the icon!

Stridder44
Mar 9, 2009, 12:55 AM
Found it myself (via Google).

It's quite simple using a similar technique. Paste your desired icon onto a thumbdrive formated in FAT32. Launch Windows. Open the thumbdrive in Windows and set the Folder Settings to show invisible files. Copy the two files ".VolumeIcon.icns" as well as the "._<0x0D>_file" (<0x0D> = Carrage Return character) over to your NTSC drive. The later file defines the icon info.


Basically you take your FAT32 formatted flash drive, change it's icon to whatever you want the Windows hard drive icon to be, and then copy the files listed above. Here's the same answer only stated differently:


* Paste your icon (in the Get Info window) onto a USB thumb drive formatted as FAT32. The name of the drive doesn't matter.
* Launch Windows through Boot Camp, Parallels Desktop, or VMware Fusion.
* Open the thumb drive in Windows.
* Select Folder Options… from the Tools menu, and set it to show invisible files.
* Copy the two files .VolumeIcon.icns and ._[cr]File, where [cr] is a carriage return, to the NTFS drive.

balamw
Mar 9, 2009, 09:38 AM
(I don't see how this would make a difference though...).

The difference is that your BC partition is probably FAT32, and so is writable from OS X. If it's NTFS and you don't have MacFUSE or anything else that lets you write to the NTFS drive, you need to write to the drive in Windows like Stridder44 describes.

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TheVendor
Mar 9, 2009, 02:40 PM
The difference is that your BC partition is probably FAT32, and so is writable from OS X. If it's NTFS and you don't have MacFUSE or anything else that lets you write to the NTFS drive, you need to write to the drive in Windows like Stridder44 describes.

Ah, that would be it... it's NTFS, but I have NTFS-3G installed.

mclaughj
Mar 10, 2009, 12:41 AM
Found it myself (via Google).
Basically you take your FAT32 formatted flash drive, change it's icon to whatever you want the Windows hard drive icon to be, and then copy the files listed above.

Awesome! Thanks! Did a little google searching but most of the posts only worked with FAT32 partitions. :)