prevent a drive from unmounting

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jlewis2k1, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. jlewis2k1 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 14, 2005
    in your closet
    is there a way to prevent an external drive from unmounting? the reason I ask is because I use it for time machine (its partitioned into two) and the other half for my music. I wanted to make sure other people that use my computer to not accidently unmount my external drive.
  2. karenflower macrumors 6502a


    Dec 7, 2007
    If you go to Finder Preferences, you can choose for external disks to not be shown on the desktop or in the sidebar, which would reduce the risk of someone accidentally unmounting it.
  3. NotPaddeh macrumors newbie

    Feb 29, 2008
  4. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    Create another account. If people want to play your music, simply just copy the 'iTunes Music Library.xml' and 'iTunes Library' to the other account and all the music etc will be in that accounts iTunes.

    Means your data is kept private too - when a mate wants to use my laptop, I always switch to another account I created to prevent anyone from messing with my settings or data.

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