Hiding Disk Drives?

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  1. wayland1985 macrumors 6502

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    I have vista running on a Partition on my Hard Drive. I'm sick of looking at the "UNTITLED" Disk drive on my desktop... is there a way to hide it? (I can't even rename it...)
     
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    I believe you have the ability to rename it in Windows.

    Edit: Beaten to it! ;)
     
  4. wayland1985 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Okay... i can try that... but there's no way to hide it?
     
  5. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    You can name it starting with a "." and it will be hidden

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  6. wayland1985 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Never mind... i just ejected it an it disappeared... hopefully that's all there is to it...
     
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  8. wayland1985 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's fine. I'll have to try the "." trick though... It's no big deal just dumping it every time I reboot either...
     
  9. gmanterry macrumors regular

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    I can rename the Windows XP drive.

    I'm running Leopard and it allows me to rename my Windows XP drive. The difference may perhaps be that I'm running under Bootcamp. OSX even allowed me to change the Icon on the XP drive.

    Terry
     

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  10. hhlee macrumors 6502

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    why don't you put another item over it with a bigger icon and name? :D
     
  11. xraydoc macrumors 604

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    That's because you've formatted your BootCamp volume as FAT32. If its NTFS, you wont be able to rename it (or change the icon) from OS X.
     
  12. gmanterry macrumors regular

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    Thanks, I had not thought of that.

    That's because you've formatted your BootCamp volume as FAT32. If its NTFS, you wont be able to rename it (or change the icon) from OS X.


    Thanks. That makes sense as I DO have the drive formatted FAT 32.

    Terry
     
  13. jazz1 macrumors 65816

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    Would the "." trick work on an OSX partition on a single HD? If so on re-boot could I choose it as the boot drive using the "option key"?
     

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