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

    johnhurley

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    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

    ZBoater

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

    Intell

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    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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