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.

Mac OS X (10.7.3), Server

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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 V10.7 Lion :: Hide Time Machine Volumes From Desktop

May 7, 2012

My last enquiry was with regards backing up Time Machine to an AirDisk connected to an AirPort Extreme Base Station, but this is not a recommended solution. Now that I have been able to afford a new HDD that works with my iMac, this is my current setup, which I established using the excellent website by Pondini: 

- HDD connected via USB to iMac 

- iMac backs up to its OWN PARTITION on the USB HDD 

- Several Portable Macs back up to the other partition on the USB HDD using sparse bundles via WiFi (drive shared by iMac) 

Now on my iMac, I have both partitions appearing on my desktop. However these partitions are SOLELY for TM backups and I don't want them to appear on the desktop (mainly due to other users perhaps fiddling around with them). 

I know that I can use Finder to hide all connected drives from the Desktop, but I DO want USB drives that I connect to actually appear on the desktop. How can I hide ONLY the TM partitions (specifically) from the Desktop?? 

I have found something which suggests that I can use the chflags command in order to hide specific HDDs/partitions, but will this have any effect on Time Machine backing up LOCALLY and also via NETWORK? I was reluctant to "hide" these drives without checking first whether it would cause any problems for Time Machine backups. 

Time Machine, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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Mac Mini :: Desktop Not Receiving New Folders, No Blessed Folders Viewable On Desktop

May 22, 2012

the desktop, from which all icons and folders have disappeared, when I press command shift n, which should create a BLESSEDLY VIEWABLE folder on the desktop, nothing happens.  I am a MAC convert, but have built up my hate muscle on this one.

Mac OS X (10.6.7)

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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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Can Not Store Folders On Desktop In Lion

Mar 25, 2012

I tend to keep my desktop clean, but current projects stay in a folder on the desktop for the duration of work. Lion won't leave the folders where they are, but instead it is creating dated folders in Documents> Desktop and leaving the files there. If I wanted to nest the files away I would have done so myself. The actual Desktop area is empty. It's kind of infuriating. Any clues as to how to make it stop doing this and leave my files where I put them?

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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 :: 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 :: Configuration Of Desktop Folders Changed?

May 16, 2012

Suddenly today when I open a folder on my desktop, the appearance has changed. Instead of a list of the documents inside, it has the whole seven column presentation of everything in my computer. Folders in the hard drive haven't changed, still just a list.  

I didn't change anything in my preferences or any other settings. How can I get my nice, simple folders back?  

Too many gimmicks in 10.7, I regret getting it.

Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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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 V10.7 Lion :: How To Disable Folders Snapping To Grid On Desktop

May 28, 2012

I want to disable snap to grid of all folders, icons, jpegs, etc. on desktop. What I want is ability to move stuff around randomly.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X :: How To Hide The Ext. HDD Icons In Desktop

Jan 20, 2009

How can I hide the ext. HDD icons in desktop?

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OS X :: How To Hide Desktop Icons

Jun 17, 2010

How do I hide desktop icons?

I was searching for ways, but it seems that was with older versions because I can't find a general button under preferences on my imac.

I found how to change the size of them and arrange them, but I can't find a way to hide them..

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OS X :: Can Hide Specific Icons On The Desktop

Aug 27, 2010

I've got an external HD hooked up to my iMac and it has some software on there that brings up a CD icon on the desktop.

Is there a way to hide just that specific icon?

I know you can go to Finder and uncheck so that it doesn't show CD/DVD icons on the desktop...but that would mean anytime I pop in a CD it wouldn't show up and I don't want that, just want to hide the specific App icon.

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OS X :: How To Hide Drive Icons On Desktop

Feb 13, 2009

Attached is a picture of the desktop, the new drive icons are a result of a new drive partitioned out. I would prefer not to see them on the desktop but want to see the Macintosh HD, what method would I use to do this.

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OS X :: Can Hide Individual HDDs On The Desktop

Dec 17, 2009

I have two partitions of the same drive on the desktop and I only want one volume to show up. Is it possible?

I've tried a . in front but it won't let me do it.

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Applications :: Hide Desktop Icons In Certain Spaces?

Dec 31, 2010

Does an app exist that hides all desktop icons in certian spaces? For example, I use space two for all my non-work things and would be great to hide the messy desktop this space.

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Jun 16, 2005

I downloaded Firefox but now it has the Firefox drive on my desktop. How do I get rid of it?

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May 1, 2010

I have three drives on my desktop, i was wondering is there anyway to hide them?

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May 28, 2012

I just bought a MBAir for my daughter, and I created an admin account for myself and a managed account for my daughter. I don't want my daughter feel uncomfortable that her old dad appears sharing her computer and monitoring her. Is it possible that my account icon/picture is hidden or removed from desktop while I am still able to use the account?

MacBook Air

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Delete Stickies That Are No Longer Needed?

Apr 7, 2012

How do you delete stickies that are no longer needed?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Additional Components Needed For Installation Cannot Be Found

Feb 7, 2012

I did a clean reinstall using a USB, now its saying "the additional components needed to install mac os x cant be found" what do I do? I wiped my whole computer!

MacBook Pro (15-inch 2.53 GHz), iOS 5

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Time Machine Indicates 4TB Needed To Backup 1TB Drive?

May 9, 2012

I have a 1 TB drive in in my iMac that was recently replaced. The restored data uses about 850GB. I have been using a 2TB drive as a Time Machine backup drive. With the new internal drive in the iMac, TM said that it couldn't back up the drive,  that 4.91TB were needed, and only 2TB available. I reformated the TM drive and I get the same error message. How can a 1TB no longer be backed up on 2TB?

iMac (24-inch Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Can't Download Additional Components Needed To Install Mac

May 31, 2012

I'm trying to do a restore of my lion 10.7.3 over the internet and I'm getting this message. Can't download the additional components needed to install Mac OS X, anyone have any ideas on how to fix this

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Intel Mac :: Upgraded To Lion, Now When Java Is Needed It Says I'm Not Connected To The Internet?

Mar 25, 2012

Here is the message I get when I load a page requiring Java: To open "Plugin Process" you need to install a Java runtime, but you are not connected to the internet. But I am connected to the internet. The internet is working just fine. I had no problem until I upgraded to Lion today.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X :: Folders On Desktop Sized Different?

Jun 18, 2009

Quite often, when I open up mu HD, external drive, etc. folder on my desktop, they are sized different. I then have to re-arrange them by kind, date, etc. I would like to have my folders the same width and height all the time, is this possible?

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OS X :: Desktop Folders On Different Drive

Feb 23, 2010

I have a feeling this has been covered, but I couldn't find anything using "search," so if it has, forgive me. I'm just curious as to whether or not it's possible to place folders from different drives on my desktop without having to create an "alias" of said folder.

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