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Default Hide your windows Partition from OS X - 05-04-2009, 10:27 PM

Hi All,

Tried searching this on the board, couldn't find it. Sorry if its already been noted. I'm pretty sure not everyone knows this, so some will find this helpful.

Due to the nature of OS X, any folder or filename beginning with a period is automatically hidden.

Simply renaming your Windows XP drive to anything beginning with a . first will cause OS X to hide it from your desktop.

In my case windows is called: ".Windows XP"

If you're like me and want any trace of windows hidden, but only accessible when you absolutely need it, this is crude but works great! OS X does not see Windows....and windows by nature does not see OS X. 2 Completely separate environments.


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Default 05-13-2009, 01:24 AM

Conversely, the upcoming Snow Leopard is supposed to have HFS+ drivers for Windows, so in a few months we'll finally be able to access files on the Mac side without rebooting

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Default 05-13-2009, 03:37 AM

The dot-prefix works at Linux level.

But you have to rename each file or folder that need to be hidden.

Or you can use the terminal command chflags, this is a OS X GUI level hide command. The difference is that, your file or folder can have same name under Windows without the dot prefix.

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