Lock files to avoid accidentally deleting them?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Mac., Mar 11, 2008.

  1. Mac. macrumors 6502

    Jan 14, 2008
    Hi, is there anyway i can lock my Windows HD virtual hardrive (VMWare) to avoid deleting it by accident?

    Over the last month I've accidentally deleted Vista twice while on my desktop :eek:

    I know i can create an Alias but then a little arrow appears on the icon, also a little padlock appears on the icon if i lock it using Finder :( I'm picky about this stuff lol.

    Help would be appreciated! thanks!

  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    The simplest solution to this problem that I can recommend is this:
    1. Boot into Windows
    2. Right-Click the C: drive
    3. Rename it to something starting with a period (for example, .Windows)
    4. Reboot into Mac OS X
    This will hide your Windows partition from the Finder, so you won't accidentally delete stuff in there.
  3. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    ^ Good instructions but it is a VMware virtual harddrive not bootcamp.

    If you don't want the little padlock on the drive then you can't lock it.

    Why do you store it on the desktop. You could just dump it elsewhere and just launch VMware to run it, or put it in the dock.
  4. Mac. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 14, 2008
    Thanks guys.

    I'll just have to be very careful when deleting items on my desktop :eek:

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