i know i'm being picky but...

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by kha, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. kha macrumors member

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    i just got my very first apple. very proud of myself of finally doing the switch!

    anyhow, i loaded boot camp with XP pro (20 gb partition NTFS) just for a few games i play and i see a few problems that bother the hell out of me.

    1. on the C:/ drive there are two folder that wont delete.. what is weird is that i accidently moved one into another. they were named weird numbers+letters (ie: 33j423j432b4j3bj3432k423) anyhow everytime i try to delete them i get an ACCESS DENIED. does anyone know how to delete them.

    2. when i boot into OSX i see a drive "untitled" whats with that? and why is it there everytime?

    thanks a bunch!
     
  2. kha thread starter macrumors member

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    kinda of fixed #2 with the untitled. I booted into Windows and went to My Computer > right clicked C: drive and renamed it ".Windows" without the quotes of course. I believe by naming it with a period in the beginning allowed it NOT to show up on the desktop of OSX but rather only in the Macintoch HD drive where it appears normally as a mounted drive. This doesnt bother me much.

    as far as trying to delete those folders.. i am still in dying need to rid it.

    help help!
     
  3. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    I get these same folders with weird names on my C: drive on my Boot Camp partition. You're not meant to delete them - Windows created them to store something, though I'm not sure what.
     
  4. speakerwizard macrumors 68000

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    if you formatted the windows partition as fat32 then you can go into the untitled folder to retrieve files from windows.
     
  5. TBi macrumors 68030

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    You can do the same with NTFS drives. You just can't write to NTFS drives without some NTFS driver upgrade.
     
  6. speakerwizard macrumors 68000

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    i thought you could only view what was on an ntfs
     
  7. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Nope,try googling macfuse or paragon
     
  8. kha thread starter macrumors member

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    but they have like weightless data? i saw a setup.exe in there that weighed nothing?
     
  9. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    This is normal - if you don't have permission to view a folder it will show its contents as being zero size.
     
  10. kha thread starter macrumors member

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    interesting.. i never knew that.. my goal now is to delete them :D
     
  11. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    On Vista you just have to change the folder permissions and then you can delete them... I didn't see them in XP.

    They're left over install files from when you installed the bootcamp drivers.. they can safely be deleted. and all this.. I'm not 100% sure, I just know I deleted them without any issues.
     

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