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iCameron
27th October 2009, 04:42 PM
I could drone on..

but this picture pretty much explains it all

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gehenna
27th October 2009, 04:44 PM
Those folders are required by the host operating system on the shared computer.

iCameron
27th October 2009, 04:45 PM
im completely aware of that. wondering if i could remove them OSX side?

EDIT: Oh done everything Windows Server Side.. Volume Shadow Copy, Indexing, Microsofts crap restore thing. Just looking at something i can do to allow OSX to not show it? I suppose i could mount each of those volumes individually, but that is too much of a pain.

glacierdave
27th October 2009, 04:48 PM
You could lose functionality when accessing the drive/share from a Windows computer but otherwise, yes, you could get rid of them.

iCameron
27th October 2009, 04:49 PM
You could lose functionality when accessing the drive/share from a Windows computer but otherwise, yes, you could get rid of them.


Again.. completely aware of what they do, want to try and remove them OSX side. so using a script/function in OSX to not show them as folders.

cgollner
27th October 2009, 05:57 PM
They are part of NTFS( as in I only see these on NTFS partitions and not on FAT32 partitions). I did remove them once, I think I did it on a linux system. In the end it was a bad idea.

gehenna
27th October 2009, 06:27 PM
you could create aliases to only the folders you require and then put shortcuts to those somewhere on your system. that way you never need to open the root drive and see those folders.

iCameron
27th October 2009, 07:05 PM
you could create aliases to only the folders you require and then put shortcuts to those somewhere on your system. that way you never need to open the root drive and see those folders.

Ah ha, thanks. I can tell Finder to hide network drives and create a folder (can i assign a custom folder icon to this?) with the aliases of multiple folders within multiple drives if need be?

thanks gehenna, you've been nothing but help and didn't tell me something i already knew for the 5th time.

now, i'll start googlin, but if it's easy for someone, how do i assign a custom icon to a folder?

EDIT: Done and done, i'll include a link so hopefully someone will find this useful in the future when they want to hide these folders OSX side.

How To: Make Custom Drive and Folder Icons For Your Mac ~ usrbingeek’s musings (http://www.lockergnome.com/usrbingeek/2007/05/03/how-to-make-custom-drive-and-folder-icons-for-your-mac/)