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I just used the following line in my MacOS X Macbook and got the WD Smartware finally not to appear on my Finder:

sudo sh -c "echo UUID=`diskutil info /Volumes/WD\ SmartWare/ | grep 'UUID' | awk '{print $NF}'` none hfs rw,noauto 0 0 >> /etc/fstab"

I am still hoping to get rid totally of that virtual disc somehow. I got that feeling that I actually need to see the Virtual Disc in order to try other things.

Please, advice how can I turn on the Smartware, make it again appear on the Finder. Sorry, I don't understand the code and have a very little idea of what it does. Seems like I will need to study each command just to return everything to previous stage. Actually the command works well. I just was not sure if I need to hide and was in a rush to make my My Book clean and working. Can you please, provide one line to revert previous action.


I am not a Windows user and need help from someone who knows Mac, Linux to help me to reverse an effect caused by that line:

sudo sh -c "echo UUID=diskutil info /Volumes/WD\ SmartWare/ | grep 'UUID' | awk '{print $NF}' none hfs rw,noauto 0 0 >> /etc/fstab"

making Virtual CD invisible. I know it's there and I want to be able to see it again. Cheers.

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According to WD, it is impossible to actually remove the WD smartware from the drive. The most that can be done is to hide it.

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What you've done by:

sudo sh -c "echo UUID=diskutil info /Volumes/WD\ SmartWare/ | grep 'UUID' | awk '{print $NF}' none hfs rw,noauto 0 0 >> /etc/fstab"

Is made an entry into the file /etc/fstab. In fact, you've not only made an entry, you've probably created an entirely new file.

To reverse this, simply open up a Terminal and do:

$ cd /etc
$ sudo rm fstab

This will delete the /etc/fstab file effectively undoing the earlier command.

You may want to make a back-up copy first:

$ sudo cp /etc/fstab /etc/fstab.bak

There's no way of permanently removing the SmartWare partition unfortunately.

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@Dimitri - Did this answer help you at all? –  boehj May 16 '11 at 9:40

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