|Dec 4, 2012, 12:58 AM||#1|
Finder and NTFS Drives...
As a Windows user for 20+ years who is in the process of moving to a Mac I have a number of NTFS formatted drives such as a 2.0 TB WD My Passport...I am using these drives for a number of purposes...
I have noticed that when I attach / mount these drives to my MBA some but all of the Windows hidden / system files appear...for example, when I attach / mount my 2.0 TB WD My Passport drives the files $RECYCLE.BIN and "System Volume Information" are displayed / shown...
Is there are way -- as there is in Windows -- to prevent these files from showing on the Mac or, is it as I suspect, this is not possible because while these files are Windows system files they are not OS X system files which explains why "only some" of the Windows system files appear [i.e. continuing with the above example, there are some Windows system files that do not appear on OS X which I am assuming is a result of being a system file in both Windows and OS X].
Thanks so much,
|Dec 4, 2012, 01:14 AM||#2|
What can you do about it, probably not much.
If I had access to a windows machine I would try out something for you, like make those files invisible in OS X and then look if it still works in Windows, sadly can not help you here.
Be careful if you do so, you could mess up the disk, although I think that if you mount them in OS X again and make them visible again there would be no damage.
|Dec 4, 2012, 06:11 PM||#3|
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