Applications :: How To Hide Files And Folders

Nov 5, 2010

How can I hide certain files and folders on my iMac? Prefably without using a 3rd party application?

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OS X :: Hide Files & Folders In Snow Leopard?

Sep 20, 2009

In windows i had a option to hide files & folder according to my requirment

How/Where can i get this option in snow leopard

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OS X Mountain Lion :: Can't Hide Folders And Files That Are Usually Hidden

Sep 8, 2014

This past weekend I transferred my OS and apps to a newly installed SSD drive.

During the process I had to move some files around in order to get The OS and Apps on the SSD.

I used a technique that utilizes the Terminal and the chflags command.

My issue is now I can not hide the files and folders that are usually hidden.

I can't remember the exact method I used to unhide hidden folders and files. I can't even find a reference to it in my web browsers history.I have searched on the web for solutions along these lines: defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -boolean FALSE ; killall Finderchflags hidden sudo chflags hidden 

But none of these approaches have worked. I have downloaded Onyx, TinkerTool and Show Hide Invisible Files.

I have used them as best I understand to hide the normally hidden files and folders, but nothing has worked.

Info:
Mac Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3), 2008

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Applications :: ITunes Duplicated Video Files And Hide Them

May 15, 2009

I tunes imported vid files that I had on my hd last year, now, I decided that I didn't want these in ITunes, so I deleted them from ITunes. I then burned all of these files to a DVD and then deleted them from my downloads folder where they were always kept. Today I noticed that deep within ITunes, there is a folder called ITunes music and in that folder there is a sub folder called movies, where I discovered duplicates of the vid files I had previously deleted from my downloads folder which were imported by ITunes last year. I didn't know this could happen in ITunes!

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OS X :: How To Hide Folders

Feb 22, 2009

I'm pretty anal about the cleanliness of my documents folder, so I cannot stand having a folder called Adobe or Microsoft User Data in my docs folder.

I want to be able to hide those folders without adding a . before them (because then the apps won't be able to find the folders). Is there any way to do this? I know you can also change the permissions, but again, then the apps cant use the folders.

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OS X :: Protect / Hide Certain Folders?

Aug 11, 2009

Bit new to mac os x as i only picked up my first mac on saturday. Must say im extremely impressed with it so far.

1.) Can i stop spotlight searching certain folders?

2.) Can i password project certain folders or make them inaccessible to certain users? Im from a ux background so i presume i could just 700 the folder(s)?

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OS X :: Any Possibility To Hide (VAR / TMP And ETC) Alias Folders?

Jan 5, 2007

I restored one disk onto another disk using Disk Utility and now I have three aliases on my hard drive called "var", "tmp" and "etc". I know what you're thinking... those are part of the Unix background in Mac OS X and I am smart enough to know that I cannot delete them, so my question is. How the heck can I hide them. I really don't like seeing them there. Other than that, my new drive is running fine.

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OS X :: Easiest Method To Hide Folders?

Nov 6, 2008

In the classic/PowerPC days I used ResEdit and just 'hid' the folders. So whats the Mac OS X /intel version these days?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Hide Desktop Folders Until Needed?

Apr 15, 2012

MacBookPro screen real estate limited. Folders and other junk on my desktop can be distracting on top of that.Is it possible to hide them until I need them?

Info:27" iMac quad core, Mac OS X (10.6.3), 24" IMAC, 20" IMAC, MACBOOK, IPHONE 3GS

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Hide Home Folders From WebDAV On Server?

Apr 3, 2012

I have set up Lion Server and so far it is doing everything that I want it to do. I have sucessfully connected to the Lion server from my iPad using webDAV. I can see the sharepoints that I have created just fine. What I want to do is hide home folders when connecting to Lion from the iPad. I know I can skip seeing the home folders by typing in the sharepoint name directly but I want users to access several different sharepoints when they hit the server.

Info:
Mac OS X (10.7.3), Server

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Applications :: Finding Application That Deletes Files/folders From Other Uninstalled Applications?

Oct 21, 2010

I recently went through my Applications folder and uninstalled some applications. Now and then, I'll find a file or a folder or a bunch of files and folders from an uninstalled application. Does anyone know of an application that can delete these files that I no longer need?

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Applications :: Saving Files In Folders?

Feb 5, 2009

In windows let's say I have a folder called "A". Let's say I am working on a project and I want to save it in that folder on my desktop. In windows you click "save as" then drill down to find the folder you want to save the file in. On my Mac it gives me the option for "desktop" but how do you pick a folder on the desktop to save a file in?

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OS X :: Unable To Access Folders / Folders Are Locked After Transferring Files From External Hd

Aug 28, 2009

I bought a Seagate Free Agent Go Flex External drive. I transferred all my files from my previous external HD. When I went to access my folders on my external HD, the folders are all locked, with Sharing and Permission section in the Information "Everyone: Read" only! I can't change any of the information or move things! All of them are locked and "read only." I know how to change it, but only manually, individually. I have several hundreds of folders and I don't want to manually change all of them to "Read & Write." Is their a way to let me re-set the folders to "Read & Write" easily??

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Applications :: Utility To Right Click And Move Files Into Folders?

Jan 4, 2009

On the Windows side, I like to right-click and "Send To" except I'd usually prefer it *moves* selected files instead of copies. Is there a Mac utility where I can right-click and move to configurable folders? It looks like the only "folder" by default is the Trash ("Move to Trash"). I know there's the left-hand collapsible pane with Places, but I don't want to clutter it up with too many folders that I could neatly tuck into a contextual menu.

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Applications :: MoveAddict - Cut And Paste Files Merge Folders?

Jun 19, 2010

I'd like to announce moveAddict, a Snow Leopard-only application that provides a functionality the Finder was missing, the ability to move files using the keyboard. It�s meant to replace dragging and dropping for anyone that would rather use the keyboard instead of the mouse.

In a nutshell, you can use it to cut files or folders and then paste them where you want.

As a bonus, you can also use it to merge folders instead of completely replacing them, another functionality that the Finder was missing.

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For anyone that hasn't used cut and paste for files before, here's a short description:Cut - when you cut files the only thing that happens is that moveAddict remembers the location of the files, it does not change the files in any way Paste - when you paste, moveAddict moves the files from their original locations to the new one If you cut a file and forget to paste it, nothing happens!

moveAddict does not change the system or the Finder in any way, it's just a regular application which you can uninstall by deleting it.

I am the developer of moveAddict, for any questions/suggestions/bugs please reply to this thread or contact me personally.

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Applications :: How To Find Largest Files And Folders When Freeing Up Disk Space

Aug 19, 2010

I'm an application developer thinking of writing a small utility to help you clean up your disk when it gets full. The idea is to present the largest files and folders in your home directory along with the last time they were opened.

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Applications :: Finding Application That Analyzes Hdd And Lists Which Folders/files Are Largest?

Aug 23, 2010

I was just thinking about the stuff I have on my HD, and I'm not really sure what is eating up the 500gb HD I have installed in it (with only 50gb or so available at the moment). The usual culprits (iTunes and iPhoto library) are both on externals.

And i don't *think* I've got nearly 450gb worth of audio work on here.

So my question is, is there an application that will scan through my system HD and tell me which olders/files are taking up the most space? This may give me some idea of what I should start getting rid of.

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Applications :: Apple Finder - How To View Folders/files In A List But Still Rearrange By Kind

Mar 30, 2009

For those of you who know Windows, you can view your folders/files in a list but still re-arrange by type/kind (i.e. I will get the folders first, then the different kinds of files).

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OS X :: How To Hide Multiple Files

Aug 10, 2009

I have some files i need to hide, some are folders and some are files. Its not -- just some folders like recycler, sys volume info, number strings on my external usb drive which i dont want to look at.

How can i hide multiple files?

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OS X :: How To Hide Hidden Files

Aug 2, 2010

I was messing around in the Terminal and accessed root [sudo -s]

I assumed root access would end upon closing the terminal, but I guess not.

I can see all my hidden files (e.g., mach_kernal). How do I disable root and get back to not being able to see my hidden files?

I've learned my lesson - never mess around with things you don't understand.

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OS X :: How To Hide Invisible Files On Leopard 10.5.7

Jun 25, 2009

On Leopard 10.5.7, I had to unhide my invisible files for some job using the command:
#defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES
#killall Finder

I am trying the reverse commands but the Finder still shows files what are supposed to be hidden.I tried:
defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool false
defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles NO
followed by a killall Finder and even reboot.

I would like to avoid a re-install. Who can confirm a working solution as some in this forum suggest that the above reverse commands are no longer effective on Leopard?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Hide DS.store Files

May 31, 2012

what are the settings to hide DS.store files from show up on the desktop and all finder windows that have DS.store files?

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MacBook Pro :: How To Hide Hidden Files Again

Jun 24, 2014

I just bought a new macbook pro with maverick 10.9.3 I believe and made my hidden files viewable to extract certain data. But now I want to hide the files again how do I go about doing that? 

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OS X :: Unable To Hide All (Downloaded) Files Extensions

Feb 11, 2009

Anyway, is there any way to be able to hide all file extensions in OS X 10.4.11? I have the "Always show file extensions" check box *un*checked, but now, on downloaded files most of the time the extensions show. No major problem, I just like everything to be clear and not messed up with .ppt and .dmg.

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IMac :: How To Hide Project Files From Other Users

Oct 31, 2009

I am new to the iMac world. I have been a life long PC user. My question is, on my old PC I could make a file hidden by right clicking on it and checking the hidden box. Is there a way to make a file hidden on a Mac? I am always working on projects that I don't want my roommates to see. They always steal my ideas and work. I have the new 27" iMac with Snow Leopard.

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Intel Mac :: Hide Or Change Path Of .log Files?

Jun 4, 2012

I use plugins by onOne software amongst others and they keep putting the .log files in the root of "my documents" I like my folders tidy and this just looks scruffy. 

Can I either make these hidden like in windows or can I at least make them use there own folder ie "Logs" rather than clutter. screenshot for an example 

Info:
iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.6)

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IMac (Intel) :: How To Hide Invisible Files

Jun 17, 2014

I have .DS_Store, an invisible file now on my screen. It's an invisible file! How do I make it go away and be invisible again?

Info:
iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9.3)

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OS X :: How To Hide Files That Are Located Besides User/Username... In Terminal

Jul 13, 2009

I've been wondering, if there is a way to hide files that are not located in "User/Username/...." in Terminal?

The command I use to hide the files for example is: chflag hidden ~/Desktop/*

However, if I the file/folder I want to hide is not in 'User/Username..." I will not be able to hide it... So how do you change it so that you can hide the folders that are not located in "User/Username"?

Also, I've ran into a problem!

My "Username" that one that has an house icon is missing when I access it from Machintosh HD --> Users Folder.

I guessed that it was hidden somehow but not too long ago it was in the User folder... So I typed in "defaults write com.apple.finder ShowAllFiles True" and I found a bunch of weird files on my Desktop and my Machintosh HD... and I found the Username house icon... I do not know what I did in terminal that hid it.

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Applications :: Silently Sync Local Folders With Remote Webdav Folders?

Jan 21, 2009

I'm looking for software that can silently sync local folders with remote webdav folders.

It would also be nice if I could just relate to the local folder, and the software would automatically synce new files in both directions.

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OS X :: My Applications And Documents Folders On Dock In Stacks Not Folders?

Oct 1, 2010

My Applications and Documents folder on my dock dont seem to have the folders with there symbols on it, they seem to other material. How can I get them to show the folders. Im running on Snow Leopard!

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