any way to stop windows from seeing OS X partition

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by johnhurley, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. johnhurley macrumors 6502a


    Aug 29, 2011
    It's kind of weird and wonderful how the EFI stuff jumps in and when windows boots up it see life as the c: drive ...

    I now have a nice dual boot setup with 400 gig for OS X and 320 odd gig for win 7 pro.

    Wondering if there is any reasonable/good way to stop the windows system from seeing the e: drive.

    Just trying/wondering if there is a good way to prevent me from messing things up accidentally while in windows!

    Of course backups are the strongest solution and I already have a couple of versions of that going on!

    Thanks in advance!
  2. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    In Disk Management under Administrative tools in Windows, remove the E: drive letter from that partition.
  3. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    I'm not sure if you know this or not, but Windows cannot write to the Mac partition. It can only read it. So anything short of a format isn't going to hurt it.

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