Hide Time Machine drive from Lion desktop?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by kirkbross, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. kirkbross, Dec 21, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2011

    kirkbross macrumors 6502a

    kirkbross

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    #1
    Is there an easy way to hide the Time Machine drive from the desktop?

    I used to be able to do it with a terminal command, but since I installed Lion, I can't seem to hide the drive.

    EDIT: I downloaded and installed Xcode from the App store (free) and then this terminal command worked:

    /Developer/Tools/SetFile -a V /Volumes/"Time Machine"/
     
  2. Stan Mikulenka macrumors 6502

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    #2
    Hi kirk,
    this Finder set-up doesn't work for you?
     

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  3. kirkbross thread starter macrumors 6502a

    kirkbross

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    #3
    That hides ALL your drives. If you only want to hide 1 drive (like Time Machine in this case) I think you have to use a terminal command.
     
  4. FlyingB macrumors newbie

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    #4
    AppleScript to hide drives

    Hi kirkbross,

    I know your question is old now, but just in case you are still looking for a solution, this AppleScript works well for me:
    Code:
    quit application "Finder"
    tell application "System Events" to ¬
    	set visible of disk "My Drive" to false
    delay 1
    launch application "Finder"
    Just replace "My Drive" with the name of the volume you wish to hide.
     

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