How hide Windows partition icon on desktop?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by b.milewski, Oct 7, 2007.

  1. b.milewski macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone, can someone tell me how hide Windows disc icon on desktop Mac OS X. System files on Windows is NTFS if this information help. Some program or something in this style?
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    They way i did this was to boot into windows and then rename the C: drive to be ".windows" without quotes. The fullstop means it is hidden from the desktop in Mac OS X
     
  3. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000

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    Boot into Windows and put a period in front of the name of your C: drive. (ie ".Local" or ".C")

    Once OS X boots up, the drive will be hidden because OS X hides folders that start with a period by default.
     
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    On a sidenote, mkrishnan, when did you become a Demi-God? Had to be recently?
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    [​IMG]

    Better part of a year. But demi as in contributor, not moderator. ;)
     
  6. b.milewski thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks its works. I forgot last question - how change icon for Windows drive? I copy my icon and paste on default icon drive, but no works .
     
  7. balamw Moderator

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    You must have an NTFS partition. Read the threads linked above.

    You need to change the icon from withing Windows. (Where you can write to the partition).

    EDIT: Here's a HOWTO from onmac http://wiki.onmac.net/index.php/Personalize_your_bootloader

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