Help with NTFS Partition

Discussion in 'macOS' started by clasicks, Jul 5, 2006.

  1. clasicks macrumors member

    Jun 28, 2006
    Hey all, ive got XP installed underbootcamp on a 10gb partition.

    Problem is, it shows up on my MacOS X desktop as Untitled, its Read only which i understand.

    Question is how do i rename it, and it also will not let me change the icon? i see many others with it named Windows XP and a custom icon..

    Help would be appreciated, Thanks!
  2. Queso Suspended

    Mar 4, 2006
    If you boot into Windows and name the NTFS volume from the drive properties, does it carry the name into OSX?
  3. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030


    Dec 7, 2002
    Florida, USA
    You can't change the icon or edit the name from OS X because the drive is read-only.
  4. clasicks thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 28, 2006

    yeah i got it to say Windows XP now by changing it in windows, still no luck on the icon though...

    OT: how do i display the HDD info on the desktop
  5. joeops57 macrumors member

    Jun 23, 2006
    In a cardboard box outside McDonalds
    As I understand it, OS X will recognize NTFS partitions as read only, whereas FAT32 partitions are read/write. I can't comment on the icon changing because I've never done it myself, but I imagine using a FAT32 partition would help things somewhat.

  6. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    Since it's read only, and there's no way to create an icon OSX will recognize from Windows, you're more or less out of luck. If you want more control over that partition from the MacOS, you should really format it Fat32.

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