OS X 10.5 Disk - Disable Auto-open in Finder

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Zathu, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. Zathu macrumors regular

    Zathu

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    Maryland
    #1
    I've got my Leopard disk backed up as a partition on my external, but it comes up in finder every time its mounted. Is there a file I can edit to disable this on the HDD? If not, in the OS itself?
     
  2. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

    sickmacdoc

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    New Hampshire
    #2
    You can disable the display of icons for external disks by unchecking the box in the Finder Preferences general tab that is labeled "External Disks".

    Finder-->Finder Preferences-->General-->External Disks

    This is an all or one thing- either no external disks will be displayed or all of them will be.

    Edit: Of course you can also just leave the external turned off if all you have is the backup on it...
     

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