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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MacBook Pro :: Merge Multiple Files And Multiple File Types Into A Single PDF?

Jun 20, 2012

Can I merge multiple files, and multiple file types, into a single PDF with my MacBook Pro?, Can I merger multiple files, and multiple file types, into a single PDF with my MacBook Pro? 

I need to combine word docs, .jpgs, .PDFs, .pptx files from multiple sources into a single PDF.  In the past I've used software such as Nuance but I'm wondering if there's something in the MacBook Pro OS or applications that support this function. 

Mac Pro, iOS 5.1.1

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Automator Workflow To TAR Multiple Files In A Single Directory Into Multiple TAR Archives In Succession?

Jun 12, 2012

I have set up an automator service that TAR's a folder into an archive for me and it works quite nicely. Idealy however, I would like to be able to highlight several folders, right click and have automator tar each folder into it's own TAR archive, but do it one by one.  


I'm not 100% sure so I guess it would be a good time to verify, is there a problem with having the system try to TAR multiple folders at one time? If it is not a problem then I guess this discussion itself is pointless and I can simple right click on each folder and select "TAR Folder" and just wait until they're all finished. I would think that it would be ideal for the system to do each one individually and not try to do them all at one time. 

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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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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 :: 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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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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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 

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?

iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9.3)

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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 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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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.

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

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OS X :: How To Burn Multiple .avi Files Onto A Dvd

Jul 16, 2009

i want to know how i can burn multiple .avi tv series files (about 350mb) onto a dvd so that i can play it in my dvd play. I have a mac OS X panther 10.3.9 so lots of new prgrams do not work. does anyone know of a program that i can use to either convert the .avi and then burn or burn it straight out onto a dvd? also what format do i need to burn a dvd?

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OS X :: How To Decompress Multiple RAR Files

Dec 2, 2009

I am attempting to decompress a .rar file but it is divided into, count them, 60 parts. Each one goes part 01.rar and so on. Is there an easier way to decompress this rather than waiting for each one individually?

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OS X :: Sorting Files By Multiple Fields?

Nov 28, 2010

I am trying to sort my files by date and type. I can sort by Modified Date and File Type. Every time I sort by file type, the files are listed alphabetically within their folder type lists. This is not what I want. I want to see all the .rar files in chronological order

As I recall from Windows, I can sort by Modified Date, then Type, and the files will be listed by type, and then secondarily sorted by Date. Is there a way to do this on the Mac?

I'm on 10.6.5

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OS X :: Move Multiple Files From Different Folders

Nov 1, 2009

For example, my iTunes folder. It's got multiple artist folders, and album folders within those. Is there any app that would allow me to get all the media files from all of those folders into one single folder?

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OS X :: Fastest Way To Unrar Multiple Files?

Jan 17, 2010

Looking for something that can expand all rars in one click. Like you highlight all the folders and expand them into one folder so that they can be unrared easily? Does something like this exist? Right now i'm using rar expander and i have to select each file manually and it takes forever!

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OS X :: How To Change Extension Of Multiple Files

Jan 26, 2010

I want to change my extension .JPG to .jpg of multiple file. How to do it.

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OS X :: Use Automater To Rename Multiple Files?

Mar 23, 2010

I feel dumb asking this, but I'm trying to create an Automator workflow to rename multiple picture files and once and I've used this tutorial... The problem is that when I right-click my files or hit "control" and click the files I want to use I don't get an option that says "more" (see second picture of tutorial) so I can get the files into Automator. In place of "more" at the bottom of the Contextual menu I have an option that says "Set Desktop Picture". How can I get my files into Automator??

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OS X :: Any Way To Rename Multiple Music Files

May 18, 2010

I have about 60 gigs of music. Each file is named "artistname - song name". How can I take the artist name out of all of them without timing my clicking to rename them. Also, I found that quite a few cds are actually named like "artist.name.song.name" for some reason. Now windows lets me push the tab key and will let me keep going without using the mouse which is way less time consuming. Is there a way I can do that on a Mac? Will automator work for what I am doing?

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OS X :: How To Decompress Multiple Zip Files To Same Folder

Jun 13, 2010





How do I decompress all of them to the same folder? On windows and winrar, you just select all of them, right click and choose decompress to aaa.

How can I do the same with a Mac? I don't mind having to use another software, except that Stuffit, the Unarchiver and Springy are all useless as they don't integrate with the finder context menu nor do they have that option anywhere.

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OS X :: Extract Files From Multiple Folders?

Jun 19, 2010

I would like to transfer my iTunes library to my phone to use as a secondary/backup iPod. The problem is that I have a lot of music, and iTunes organizes the music by putting music in separate folders via artist, and then more separate folders by album. This means there is no easy way to transfer all of my music over. I'd have to manually click on every folder, and copy songs one by one, which would take a super long time.

Is there a way to like select my iTunes Music folder and be able to get all of my music?

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OS X :: Converting Multiple MP3 Into Chaptered M4B Files Possible?

Jun 28, 2010

I'm looking for a Windows program to convert a list of MP3 files into one m4b file that has usable chapters. I found a program merge the files together and convert, but it doesn't keep the mp3 files as "chapters". It just lumps them all together. Trying to load my iPod up with all sorts of audio books.

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OS X :: How To Track Files On Multiple External Hds

Jul 18, 2010

I'm going to resurrect a thread that was started by Tilamook last year. It was was hijacked or sidetracked and I want to get it back on track, cuz it's a great question.


Originally Posted by tillamook

how to conveniently summarize (in one central location) the names of folders and files stored on multiple external hard drives?

Some of the hard drives will not always be mounted, but I will still want to see the contents the last time they were mounted


Originally Posted by tillamook

However, I don't have ... a RAID setup. I have 2 desktop drives (different capacities), and several other portable drives all of varying capacities.

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Intel Mac :: How To Delete Multiple Files

Apr 10, 2012

how to delete multiple files

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7)

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Intel Mac :: Renaming Multiple Files?

Apr 29, 2012

I have only been using Macs for a year and loving them, although still learning.  We have an iMac OS 10.7.3 and somehow last night I managed to rename multiple images in a folder which I've never been able to do before on a mac (except when using Bridge).

Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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