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    kgeier82's Avatar
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    Dec 01, 2006
    MBP 2.4/2GB/200HD/256 8600gt
    way to hide ext partitions?
    ok. hello everyone!

    ive got a few questions to ask you "more enlightened" apple folk

    ive got a macbook, and i have an external hd hooked to it via firewire. the 200gb ext is in 3 partitions.
    -Basic boot(mac journaled, basic OSX only image to boot from)
    -Storage(mac journaled)
    -Windows Storage(fat32)

    anywas, when i turn the drive on, it shows all three partitions on the osx desktop. here is my question. is there any way to make it so when i turn the ext hd on, the basic boot partition is hidden. basically i just really wanna see ONLY the osx storage partition on the desktop. i still want access in finder to the ext windows32 partition, but dont really want it on the desktop either.


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    novicew's Avatar
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    Jan 04, 2006
    Hamburg, Germany
    MacBook Pro | iMac(2.1 G5) | MacBook(2.16 C2D) | MacMini (1.67 CD) | iPhone 4 | iPad (3rd Gen)
    AFAIK it is not possible to hide individual HDD partitions easily. If you want to hide the removable partitions, go to Finder Preferences > General (Tab) and uncheck the CDs, DVDs and iPods option. They will still ba accessible through the Finder.

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    surfwax95's Avatar
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    Aug 27, 2005
    Fayetteville, AR
    15" Powerbook G4 24" iMac iPhone 3Gs
    You could make a simple AppleScript that would eject the unnecessary partitions with the click of a mouse.
    I try to Command+Shift+/ when I can.
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    kgeier82's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 01, 2006
    MBP 2.4/2GB/200HD/256 8600gt
    major bummer!

    the eject option is really not an option. i still want to have access, just not a link on the desktop pretty much.

    2.4ghz Unibody | Hitachi 320GB 7200 | 256MB 9600gt

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