Hiding Boot Camp Partition

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by justind.clark, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. justind.clark macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2008
    I like to keep my desktop clean. The only things on my desktop are inserted disks and files that I am working with at the moment. When I partitioned my hard drive using Boot Camp, it put it on my desktop as "Untitled". I went into Finder preferences and I only have the show CDs, DVDs, and iPods box checked but the Boot Camp partition still shows up. Is there a way to hide the Boot Camp partition but still show the disks that i have inserted?
  2. justind.clark thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2008
  3. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020


    Jun 14, 2008
    New Hampshire
    In my mind (after looking at that link) it seems that it would be far simpler to do what I did- just make the individual icon representing the BootCamp partition invisible. It is a single command entered in Terminal (where Drive Name Goes Here is the drive's specific name- and the quotes are required BTW):

    Set drive icon to invisible:

    SetFile -a V "/Volumes/Drive Name Goes Here"

    To reset to visible in the future (only difference is the lower case v this time):

    SetFile -a v "/Volumes/Drive Name Goes Here"
  4. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    Nice simple solution.

    Plus the drive can be seen in other places which is good.

    Thanks for sharing.

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