Windows partition name other than "untitled"

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  1. Spikey115 macrumors member

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    Is there any way to rename the windows partition to something other than "untitled"? Better yet, is there any way of hiding this partition from my desktop without having to hide my Macintosh HD and exernal drives?
     
  2. treblah macrumors 65816

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    In Windows, right click on the C: drive and rename it. This will show up in OS X.
     
  3. BadRambo macrumors member

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    Yes, it does work -- I renamed mine to "Windows" appropriately enough ;)
     
  4. BadRambo macrumors member

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    You can also rename drive in the FINDER window. In the upper half or so of the vertical sidebar on the left, you see all the logical partitions listed. Just right click (assuming you use a two-button mouse like me ;) ) -- on the partition you wish to rename. Menu drops down and you select the Rename function.

    Piece of cake --- Bob --- :D
     
  5. balamw Moderator

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    Unfortunately that only works if you used FAT32. Since NTFS is read only you can't rename an NTFS volume from OS X.

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  6. 7on macrumors 601

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    And FAT32 drives can only be uppercase - so if you want spiffy upper and lowercase letters you have to go NTFS. :p
     
  7. Laslo Panaflex macrumors 65816

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    Here's a stumper, how do I change the default HD icon on the windows drive?

    I don't think it can be done, but maybe someone out there knows.
     
  8. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    You cant if the drive is formated in NTFS

    If you want to hide the drive from the desktop, simply when you rename the c drive in widows, call it .somthing

    By doing so, when you go back to OSX the windows partition is hidden, but you can still access it from drive folders :)
     
  9. Laslo Panaflex macrumors 65816

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    I just thought of a way to change the HD icon. You just change the default system icon to whatever icon you want the windows HD to look like, making all voumes default to that icon. You can then change all the other volumes icon to whatever icon you like including the system default, assuming you saved it somewhere else.

    I am so smart :p
     
  10. BadRambo macrumors member

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    "Unfortunately that only works if you used FAT32. Since NTFS is read only you can't rename an NTFS volume from OS X."

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    Very true. Forgot about that one.... Thanks for the catch. :D
     
  11. balamw Moderator

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    You can put a .VolumeIcon.icns file in the root of your NTFS drive (from Windows) and customize it manually that way though you may need to use setfile from the developers tools to make it recognize the custom icon.

    onmac.net seems to be down or I'd point you to their wiki on it.

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  12. Spikey115 thread starter macrumors member

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    Can you elaborate a little more? What do you mean by "drive folders"?
     
  13. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    The side bar when you open say macintosh hd.
     
  14. balamw Moderator

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    i.e. Macintosh HD/Volumes/.somthing.

    EDIT: onmac.net is back up and their guide to customizing the bootloader icons is here:
    http://wiki.onmac.net/index.php/Personalize_your_bootloader

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