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Okay, well it's not listed in the fstab so that makes me wonder if it's actually being mounted automatically or if the icon is just giving you an option to mount it. (Sorry, I'm not an Xfce user so I can't be sure what the icon on the desktop means; in GNOME it means the partition is mounted.) You can wait for someone who knows better, or else you can show me the output of:
Okay, that output confirms that /dev/sda3 is NOT mounted. So the question now is whether you can be content to have an icon on your desktop just sitting there, or whether you need to have that icon removed (sorry, I don't know how to do that but I'm sure it's a simple matter, I assume selecting the icon and pressing delete doesn't work huh?) Any files on the unmounted partition cannot be accessed or changed unless you choose to mount the partition (well technically I guess one could format or otherwise screw up the entire partition even if it wasn't mounted, but you'd still be able to do that whether or not an icon existed on your desktop).