Preventing partition from auto-mounting

Discussion in 'macOS' started by sammich, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. sammich macrumors 601

    sammich

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    #1
    I've got a spare boot partition on one of my media drives so I could run diagnostics with it. I use the other partition constantly so it's always plugged into my computer. Now the problem is that whenever I use spotlight things from the backup boot clone will appear in my results and I can't open up the wrong copy. I don't want to put it on the spotlight privacy list because that just deletes the spotlight index on that clone.

    Is there some way to get the partition to just get ignored when it connects drives?
     
  2. mysterytramp macrumors 65816

    mysterytramp

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    #2
    I'm in the same boat. I have partitions that don't need to be booted every time. In the meantime, however, you can go to Spotlight's pane on System Preferences, click on the "Privacy" tab and then add the drive so Spotlight won't search it.

    mt
     

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