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Aug 16, 2006, 02:34 AM
 
What's the name(s) of your hard drive(s)? Both internal hard drives and external

I have two internal hard drives: primary, secondary

guess what the third hard drive will be called?

any others?
     
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Aug 16, 2006, 03:18 AM
 
My hard drives have the default names (except for my external one):

Macintosh HD
Untitled (Boot Camp/Windows)
External HD

Question, can I rename "Untitled" to Windows or would that screw Boot Camp up?
     
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Aug 16, 2006, 03:19 AM
 
You can rename it, yeah. If it's an NTFS volume, you have to do it in Windows though (just rename the volume in My Computer). If it's FAT32, you can do it in OS X.
     
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Aug 16, 2006, 04:38 AM
 
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Macintosh HD - original huh ?

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"Installers" - for backing up installers for 3rd part apps, and also a secondary backup disk.
     
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The one I'm booted from now is called

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The last 2 are my backup firewire drives and are only attached when doing backups.

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Macintosh HD
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Anal, huh?
     
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iBook HD

(to distinguish it from the Mac Mini HD when I had one networked and shared)

Exciting, no?




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Mine's the Ying-Yang symbol:

That's an interesting one.... did you do that as a uni-code character or an image file?

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Originally Posted by shecky


and yes, i am kind of a dork. but knowing is half the battle.
Please tell me your name is Jack
     
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That "I am Jack's..." stuff kinda reminded me of MS' "My xyz" nomenclature. What's the "My" or "I am" necessary for? Of course they're my pics if they're on my computer.
     
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Originally Posted by Simon
Of course they're my pics if they're on my computer.
What if it isn't your computer? Or if you were ever to hook up to a network with multiple users with shared picture folders? Or if you have a computer with multiple accounts?

As an everyday user, I'm not too keen on the term either. "Pictures" will do. As an interaction designer, I keep wondering if the term "Your pictures" wouldn't be better... :>
     
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Hope you were jesting Simon. The 'I am...' is from Fight Club.

To Shecky, very funny, but perhaps something like "I am Jack's dysfunctional expression" for the printer would be more in keeping with the mood. Maybe "I am Jack's shameful pictures". "I am jack's anxiety" (for the backup).
     
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Originally Posted by cla
What if it isn't your computer? Or if you were ever to hook up to a network with multiple users with shared picture folders? Or if you have a computer with multiple accounts?
Exactly! It becomes even more ridiculous when you browse a network volume and you run across 'My Pictures' which is actually a directory on a remote PC and contains somebody else's pics. Microsoft's inflationary use of 'My' is not just bloat, it's misleading.
     
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