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Old May 15th, 2012, 11:47 PM   #1
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How can I hide my Mac volume

I was searching if it is possible to hide one of my Mac volumes through disk utility. But didn't find any solution. Do I need to see towards some third party tool. Please suggest me one
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Old May 16th, 2012, 12:54 AM   #2
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Hide from where? The desktop? Sidebar?

Finder > Preferences. ("General" + "Sidebar")
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Old May 18th, 2012, 10:57 AM   #3
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Or you can make it invisible from the Terminal:

sudo chflags hidden /Volumes/[volumename]

If it's your Bootcamp partition, boot into Windows and rename your hard drive to .Windows -- by default, anything starting with a period is invisible in OS X.
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Old May 19th, 2012, 03:20 PM   #4
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id say that suggesting terminal use to a user who can't figure out on their own how to hide/unhide the hard drive from the finder is a recipe for absolute disaster
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Old May 19th, 2012, 03:53 PM   #5
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id say that suggesting terminal use to a user who can't figure out on their own how to hide/unhide the hard drive from the finder is a recipe for absolute disaster
As rare as it might be we are in complete agreement.
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Old May 21st, 2012, 11:12 PM   #6
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I am not very familiar with terminal commands so did the job with a partition manager tool for my Mac. It has the option to hide a volume along with other volume management options.

Thanks for all your replies.
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