Finder > Devices > BOOTCAMP: What's that for?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by doxavita, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. doxavita macrumors 6502a

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    Got curious and opened the "BOOTCAMP" Device in Finder.

    - No harm done by simply clicking there, right? ( I did not mess around with any folder, just a simple click)

    - What's the purpose of that "Device" (with a disk icon)

    Thanks! :)
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    BOOTCAMP is the partition, that gets created via Boot Camp Assistant to install Windows on your Mac.
    Booting Windows on the Mac

    The Devices section in Finder's Sidebar shows you the connected disks like internal HDDs or SSDs and its partitions. CDs and DVDs also show up there, as do external HDDs via USB or Firewire or eSATA or Thunderbolt. USB flash memory thumb drives also show up there.

    To learn more about Mac OS X: Helpful Information for Any Mac User by GGJstudios
     
  3. doxavita thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ohh OK, so it's simply a partition to share back and forth "files" with OS X? I assume if it's listed there, it's perfectly safe to click on...
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    It is the partition to install Windows onto, not a third partition to share files between Windows and Mac OS X.
     
  5. doxavita thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I see. So probably not a good idea to mess around with.
     
  6. Peace macrumors Core

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    If you have windows installed on the bootcamp partition you shouldn't be able to delete any files on it.
     
  7. doxavita thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, it's a BootCamp partition by itself, but also linked to Parallels...
     

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