Hiding Boot Camp Partition

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

  1. justind.clark macrumors member

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    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?
     
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  3. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    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

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    Nice simple solution.

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

    Thanks for sharing.
     

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