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OS 10.6 - How to make external hard drives invisible

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Hello everyone!

I have a couple questions.
  1. How do you make an external hard drive invisible for specific users and not the owner?
  2. How do you make an external hard drive not readable for specific users and not the owner?

I got information on the drives and through the gui interface and deselected read/write/execute from everyone. Here are the permissions.


but when I log into the other (non-admin) users account to check the drive, I can still see the drive AND read the information on the drive.

What am I doing wrong?

I appreciate the help, thanks!

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