Any easy way to hide the windows partition?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by bbplayer5, Apr 20, 2007.

  1. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    Is there any way to get the windows partition to hide, or unmount on boot that is simple to do? I tried doing some XML file in some folder, but it didnt do jack squat!

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. SteveG4Cube macrumors 6502

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    I believe you can open Disc Utility and check an option to unmount or not show specific volumes.
     
  3. bbplayer5 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Before, I tried the Disk Utility way by unmounting the volume. But it reappears upon a Restart/Shutdown & Start.

    So if anyone knows how to do this, I would be very interested.
     
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    Hmm... Has anyone tried this method (place a "." as the first character in the partitions name)? Does it work with Windows?
     
  7. bbplayer5 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    You cant rename it via OSX, its read only. And I dont think it will read the name you give it in windows either :\
     
  8. SwitcherG macrumors newbie

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    This Might Help

    Hi,

    I had a similar problem and posted on another forum. A good smaritan helped me to find a solution and it turned out to be really simple!:)
    Do this - Make an alias of your mac hard drive icon on the desktop (do it by right-click or control-click on the Icon and choose "Make Alias" from the drop down menu). Then, go to Finder menu and under Prefrences -> go to "General" tab and uncheck the box for "Hard Disks" under "Show these items on Desktop". You would still have the alias on the desktop, but other icons will disappear.

    Hope this works for you.

    Bye
    G
     
  9. M@lew macrumors 68000

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    I think the problem with the Alias option is that

    1) It has that little arrow at the bottom left

    2) It doesn't show the disk space information.
     
  10. andrewheard macrumors regular

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    It works with XP at least.
     
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