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10.5: Keep Boot Camp partitions off the desktop
Authored by: BrentT on Sep 15, '08 08:23:06AM

In Finder>Preferences>General I found unchecking "Hard disks" and "CDs, DVDs, and iPods" keeps my Boot Camp drive off the desktop. This is OK with me as I usually don't need to see CDs mounted on the desktop as I can reach them through the Sidebar.

In the Finder>Preferences>Sidebar I uncheck "Computer" and "Hard Disks", and check "External Disks", "iDisk", and "CD, DVDs, and iPods"



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10.5: Keep Boot Camp partitions off the desktop
Authored by: Gex2501 on Sep 15, '08 04:45:43PM
Acutually I think it's easier to set the bootcamp partition to invisible. I've got bootcamp on 10.5 and 10.4 and this works just fine. I think you'll need the dev tools installed to use the SetFile command. You just execute this in the terminal:

sudo SetFile -a V /Volumes/BOOTCAMP_VOL_NAME/

and that will make it invisible on the desktop and in the finder. Obviously the "BOOTCAMP_VOL_NAME" should be changed to match the name of your bootcamp partition. You can still get to it in the terminal and you can open a finder window to it with command+G if need be. Just use a lowercase 'v' in the command if you want to reverse the process. I can't remember if sudo is necessary but I put it in just in case.

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10.5: Keep Boot Camp partitions off the desktop
Authored by: sjk on Sep 15, '08 08:22:36PM
Acutually I think it's easier to set the bootcamp partition to invisible.
That's what I was thinking; thanks for confirming it works.

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