Finder Prefs Glitch?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by ump3, Oct 20, 2004.

  1. ump3 macrumors member

    ump3

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    #1
    Wonder if anyone can help? When I go to prefs in the finder and under the General tab choose 'CD's, DVD's and iPods' from the items to show on the desktop my external HD's 3 partitions all appear on the desktop as well as any CD I might have in!? anyone know why this might be happening? I'm running 10.3.5.

    Cheers
     
  2. musicpyrite macrumors 68000

    musicpyrite

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    #2
    OS X, in a sense, treats different partitions on the same HD as totally differnet hard drives.

    That's normal.
     
  3. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

    rainman::|:|

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    Wait, do you mean you want to turn it off? so they don't appear? If the preference isn't sticking (it reverts when you close System Preferences), try repairing permissions. Beyond that, try deleting the preference files... I'm not sure which one that's in.

    paul
     
  4. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

    Mechcozmo

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    A partition is a division of a volume.

    Example, you have one hard drive in one massive partition. That means, one drive, one volume

    In your case, you have one hard drive and three partitions. That means, one drive, three volumes.
     

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