Bootcamp: Renaming/Hiding XP Partition

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  1. rumbletum macrumors regular

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    I've just installed XP, and the only thing I don't like is that I've got a new icon on my OSX desktop. Is there any way of hiding just this icon from view? Also its currently called 'untitled', can I change this to something else without effecting my XP setup?

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  2. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Yeah I thought the same! Anyone know how to do it?
     
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  4. Electro Funk macrumors 65816

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    I changed the icon on my desktop as well...
     
  5. Electro Funk macrumors 65816

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    Here it is... :eek:

    flame on...
     

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  6. Electro Funk macrumors 65816

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    Here is what the rest of my desktop looks like... if anyone is interested :eek:
     

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  7. JayMak macrumors newbie

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    I guess you have a FAT32 partition?

    I can't seem to change the name of a NTFS one here...
     
  8. Electro Funk macrumors 65816

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    Yes i do... as to be able to write to the drive from OSX...;)
     
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  10. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    DOH! Why didn't I think of that. Just done it!!! :)
     
  11. Electro Funk macrumors 65816

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    Hmmm... so if you unmount it you can write to it under NTFS?

    I did not know that...
     
  12. ManchesterTrix macrumors 6502

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    I'm pretty sure he's saying he unmounts it so it doesn't show up on the desktop. If I wanted to hide my NTFS partition, I'd load Windows, rename the drive .Windows and it wouldn't show up on the desktop when loading OSX. I do believe it'd still show in the sidebar of Finder windows though.
     
  13. balamw Moderator

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    Correct. It's NTFS so it's read only and I don't intend to share any data between the two that's not on an external data source (CD, USB stick, etc...) So I just don't want to see it all the time or have it mounted. If I was rebooting often I'd probably set it up in the login script or the like.

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  14. Electro Funk macrumors 65816

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    ahhhh... i see... that makes sense...:)
     
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    OF course, when I reboot, its back there on my desktop. Any way for the icon to be permanently hidden?
     
  17. ManchesterTrix macrumors 6502

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    Log into XP and name your local disk .Windows
     
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    Cheers, job done :)
     
  19. harveypooka macrumors 65816

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    Hmmmm. Where did you get that icon for XP from? I really like that the boot loader shows the icon of your HD....I thought it might have just defaulted to the stock HD one...hmmm.....
     
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    The image posted is not of his bootloader, it's of his desktop. (See the later post for the full image.)

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  21. harveypooka macrumors 65816

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    I want to know where he got the icon of XP from. I was talking about MY boot loader...it shows the picture of my Macintosh HD and the untitled volume.
     
  22. Electro Funk macrumors 65816

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    that is correct... at the bootload screen my Mac icon actually looks like the iMac on my desktop but the windows icon is still the generic drive icon...

    Dont remember where i got the icon but would be happy to send it to you if you want it... just PM me your email... ;)
     
  23. Hls811 macrumors 6502a

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    Don't mean to re-open an old thread, but I'm having the same problem - I formatted using FAT32, and it re-appears each time I reboot into OSX... Is the only way to unmount if its NTFS or am I missing something.. I don't want to have to delete it each time..
     
  24. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

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    As said earlier, rename your drive in windows to .windows

    that will make it invisible in Mac OS X.
     
  25. Hls811 macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe I'm simplifying too much, but how? .windows is an invalid drive name (cause of the period).
     

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