OS X 10.5 Disk - Disable Auto-open in Finder

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

  1. Zathu macrumors regular


    Nov 16, 2006
    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


    Jun 14, 2008
    New Hampshire
    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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