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There are 2 extra partition at clover boot menu:
1. Boot FileVault Prebooter from Preboot

2. Boot macOS Install Prebooter from Preboot

i manage to hide no. 2 and still struggling with no 1. Please help
Code:
    <key>GUI</key>
        <key>Custom</key>
        <dict>
            <key>Entries</key>
            <array>
                <dict>
                    <key>Disabled</key>
                    <false/>
                    <key>FullTitle</key>
                    <string>UEFI Internal</string>
                    <key>Hidden</key>
                    <string>Always</string>
                    <key>Ignore</key>
                    <false/>
                    <key>NoCaches</key>
                    <false/>
                    <key>Type</key>
                    <string>Other</string>
                </dict>
                <dict>
                    <key>Disabled</key>
                    <false/>
                    <key>FullTitle</key>
                    <string>Recovery HD</string>
                    <key>Hidden</key>
                    <true/>
                    <key>Ignore</key>
                    <false/>
                    <key>NoCaches</key>
                    <false/>
                    <key>Type</key>
                    <string>OSXRecovery</string>
                    <key>VolumeType</key>
                    <string>Internal</string>
                </dict>
                <dict>
                    <key>Disabled</key>
                    <false/>
                    <key>FullTitle</key>
                    <string>Preboot</string>
                    <key>Hidden</key>
                    <true/>
                    <key>Ignore</key>
                    <false/>
                    <key>NoCaches</key>
                    <false/>
                    <key>Type</key>
                    <string>OSXInstaller</string>
                    <key>VolumeType</key>
                    <string>Internal</string>
                </dict>
            </array>
        </dict>
 
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There are 2 extra partition at clover boot menu:
1. Boot FileVault Prebooter from Preboot

2. Boot macOS Install Prebooter from Preboot

i manage to hide no. 2 and still struggling with no 1. Please help
Code:
    <key>GUI</key>
        <key>Custom</key>
        <dict>
            <key>Entries</key>
            <array>
                <dict>
...
  stuff cut out
...
        </dict>

try this:

Code:
    <key>GUI</key>
    <dict>
        <key>Hide</key>
        <array>
            <string>Windows</string>
            <string>BOOTX64.EFI</string>
            <string>Preboot</string>
            <string>Recovery</string>
        </array>
...

It hides all of the preboot and Recovery drives.
 
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tested it works (r4674)

Code:
<dict>
    <key>GUI</key>
    <dict>
        <key>Hide</key>
        <array>
            <string>Preboot</string>
            <string>Recovery</string>
        </array>
    </dict>
</dict>
 
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It has been working for the last several versions of Clover, which version are you using?
 
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You should use UUID instead of visible names of the disks.

Check my build description and my config.plist. I hided everything except Preboot and Windows.

https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/...i7-8700-gigabyte-z370n-rx560-16gb-ram.260337/

using either UUID or volume name as a filtering criteria is not an issue, it just depends on your application.
UUID is specific to a particular device, but volume name is more general, you don't have to modified the config.plist each time you add a new disk. one criteria can be used to filter out 10 disks with same volume name.
 
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using either UUID or volume name as a filtering criteria is not an issue, it just depends on your application.
UUID is specific to a particular device, but volume name is more general, you don't have to modified the config.plist each time you add a new disk. one criteria can be used to filter out 10 disks with same volume name.
I need Preboot drive for FileVault, and don’t need others. Usual criteria is not my case :)
 
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SOLVED to Keep clover boot menu clean
  • How to hide Preboot partitions?
  • Hide All windows partitions except UEFI bootable partitions?
  • Hide Recovery partition?
screenshot3.png

Code:
    <key>GUI</key>
    <dict>
        <key>Custom</key>
        <dict>
            <key>Entries</key>
            <array>
                <dict>
                    <key>Disabled</key>
                    <false/>
                    <key>FullTitle</key>
                    <string>UEFI Internal</string>
                    <key>Hidden</key>
                    <string>Always</string>
                    <key>Ignore</key>
                    <false/>
                    <key>NoCaches</key>
                    <false/>
                    <key>Type</key>
                    <string>Other</string>
                </dict>
                <dict>
                    <key>Disabled</key>
                    <false/>
                    <key>FullTitle</key>
                    <string>Recovery HD</string>
                    <key>Hidden</key>
                    <true/>
                    <key>Ignore</key>
                    <false/>
                    <key>NoCaches</key>
                    <false/>
                    <key>Type</key>
                    <string>OSXRecovery</string>
                    <key>VolumeType</key>
                    <string>Internal</string>
                </dict>
            </array>
        </dict>
        <key>Hide</key>
        <array>
            <string>HD(5,GPT,8745CF31-7CCF-4CF8-B8A5-EDAD44E24816,0x2E9708D0,0x45D964B8)\VenMedia(BE74FCF7-0B7C-49F3-9147-01F4042E6842,B858A518799F7243B2604CF30D2B5DB3)</string>
        </array>

Hide Preboot.png

Steps:
0.
Generate Clover Boot Log with Clover Configurator and mount EFI volume

1.
I used TextWrangler to edit bootlog.txt Search "Preboot" to get [appropriate Volume number e.g [12] under === [ ScanLoader ] ====
Code:
Preboot Volume ---> [12]: 'Preboot'
Macintosh HD Volume ---> [13]: 'Macintosh HD'
Recovery Volume ---> [14]: 'Recovery'

1:102  0:000  === [ ScanLoader ] ========================================
1:102  0:000  - [07]: 'EFI'
1:124  0:022          AddLoaderEntry for Volume Name=EFI
1:124  0:000      Not match custom entry 0: Type: not match
1:124  0:000      Not match custom entry 1: VolumeType: match, Type: not match
1:124  0:000      Not match custom entry 2: VolumeType: match, Type: not match
1:172  0:048          AddLoaderEntry for Volume Name=EFI
1:172  0:000      Not match custom entry 0: Type: not match
1:172  0:000      Not match custom entry 1: VolumeType: match, Type: not match
1:172  0:000      Not match custom entry 2: VolumeType: match, Type: not match
1:237  0:064          AddLoaderEntry for Volume Name=EFI
1:237  0:000          skipped because entry is hidden
1:237  0:000  - [12]: 'Preboot'
1:263  0:026          AddLoaderEntry for Volume Name=Preboot
1:263  0:000      Not match custom entry 0: Type: not match
1:263  0:000      Not match custom entry 1: VolumeType: match, Type: not match
1:263  0:000      Not match custom entry 2: VolumeType: match, Type: not match
1:283  0:020      Check if volume Is Hibernated:
1:283  0:000      Check sleep image 'by signature':
1:286  0:003      using default sleep image name = \private\var\vm\sleepimage
1:287  0:001      sleepimage not found -> Not Found
1:287  0:000      hibernated: no - sign
1:292  0:004          [!] Icon 18 (icons\vol_internal_apfs.icns) not found (path: EFI\CLOVER\themes\bootcamp)
1:304  0:012          AddLoaderEntry for Volume Name=Preboot
1:304  0:000      Not match custom entry 0: Type: not match
1:304  0:000      Not match custom entry 1: VolumeType: match, Type: not match
1:304  0:000      Skipped because matching custom entry 2!
1:422  0:117  - [13]: 'Macintosh HD'
1:610  0:188          AddLoaderEntry for Volume Name=Macintosh HD
1:610  0:000      Not match custom entry 0: Type: not match
1:610  0:000      Not match custom entry 1: VolumeType: match, Type: not match
1:610  0:000      Not match custom entry 2: VolumeType: match, Type: not match
1:647  0:037      Check if volume Is Hibernated:
1:647  0:000      Check sleep image 'by signature':
1:714  0:067      read prefs \Library\Preferences\com.apple.PowerManagement.plist status=Success
1:714  0:000      using default sleep image name = \private\var\vm\sleepimage
1:752  0:037      sleepimage not found -> Not Found
1:752  0:000      hibernated: no - sign
1:914  0:162  - [14]: 'Recovery'
1:934  0:019          AddLoaderEntry for Volume Name=Recovery
1:934  0:000      Not match custom entry 0: Type: not match
1:934  0:000      Skipped because matching custom entry 1!
2:052  0:118  - [15]: 'VM'

2.
Get the UUID of appropriate volume number [12] from [ ScanVolumes ]

Code:
1:019  0:078  === [ ScanVolumes ] =======================================
1:030  0:000  - [12]: Volume: PciRoot(0x0)\Pci(0x17,0x0)\Sata(0x4,0xFFFF,0x0)\HD(5,GPT,8745CF31-7CCF-4CF8-B8A5-EDAD44E24816,0x2E9708D0,0x45D964B8)\VenMedia(BE74FCF7-0B7C-49F3-9147-01F4042E6842,B858A518799F7243B2604CF30D2B5DB3)
1:030  0:000  - [13]: Volume: PciRoot(0x0)\Pci(0x17,0x0)\Sata(0x4,0xFFFF,0x0)\HD(5,GPT,8745CF31-7CCF-4CF8-B8A5-EDAD44E24816,0x2E9708D0,0x45D964B8)\VenMedia(BE74FCF7-0B7C-49F3-9147-01F4042E6842,2748FC6DAC9ADB32B3240B05769894FA)
1:030  0:000  - [14]: Volume: PciRoot(0x0)\Pci(0x17,0x0)\Sata(0x4,0xFFFF,0x0)\HD(5,GPT,8745CF31-7CCF-4CF8-B8A5-EDAD44E24816,0x2E9708D0,0x45D964B8)\VenMedia(BE74FCF7-0B7C-49F3-9147-01F4042E6842,85752E8128C4D34E8452F37EA4B98810)

3.
Copy [12] UUID
Code:
HD(5,GPT,8745CF31-7CCF-4CF8-B8A5-EDAD44E24816,0x2E9708D0,0x45D964B8)\VenMedia(BE74FCF7-0B7C-49F3-9147-01F4042E6842,B858A518799F7243B2604CF30D2B5DB3)

go to GUI under Hide Volume
use + to add new entry
then Paste copied [12] UUID

4.
go to GUI under Custom Entries
use + to add new entry
a) 'Title / FullTitle' = Recovery HD
b) Hidden to Yes
c) Set Type* to OSXRecovery
d) Leave VolumeType to Internal

5.
go to GUI under Custom Entries
use + to add new entry
a) 'Title / FullTitle' = UEFI Internal
b) Hidden to Always
c) Set Type* to Other


done...
Remember F3 show hidden partition at boot menu
 
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