How to make file hidden?

Discussion in 'OS X' started by tkeopadubsy, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    How can you make a file hidden? just like in windows.
     
  2. macrumors 601

    satcomer

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    #2
    Put a Period symbol in front of the first letter of the file name.
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    #3
    I just tried that with a .txt file and got this message:
    [​IMG]
     
  4. macrumors 601

    satcomer

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    #4
    Maybe some like the free application Hidden Files might help.

    If you really want encryption then look no father than Espionage.
     
  5. macrumors P6

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    #5
    sudo chflags hidden /pathtowhateveryouwanttohide
     

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