Hidden files

Discussion in 'iPhone/iPad Programming' started by lawicko, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2008
    I created simple file browser for iPhone/iPod Touch. However, I discovered that there are some files (for example iTunesDB and all music synced through iTunes) that are not visible. I found nice tool named DiskAid, and it revealed these files when I plugged my iPod to my Mac and explored filesystem. Now I want to do the same with my file browser - I want to show hidden files just as DiskAid shows them.
    I looked through NSFileManager class, but I don't see anything that can help me with the task, so can anyone give me some clues how to reveal hidden files?
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 24, 2008
    Do you mean for browsing files on the device itself? The sandbox will prevent you from viewing almost everything unless the device has been jailbroken.
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2008
    Well, I can browse my device's filesystem using NSFileManager, so I guess you are wrong with the sandbox thing (Maybe I'm not allowed to write but I'm allowed to read, and that's all I need). The only problem I have is with hidden files and directories. My device is not jailbroken.
  4. macrumors 603

    Jul 29, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    Which OS version are you using? Apple accidentally allowed reading file directories outside the app's sandbox in 2.0, but said that they fixed that bug in 2.1 .

  5. thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2008
    I'm using 2.0

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