All my files?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by AppleTalker, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. AppleTalker macrumors member

    Feb 22, 2013
    Hello. I have a very important file on my Mac (running Lion) and it is a PDF. I created a folder for that specific file, but it still shows up in All My Files. Even if i drag it out of All my files into the folder i created.

    Is there any way around this? :( I have clients who use it and i don`t want them to see it right away.
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    "All my Files" is exactly what the name states, all of your files, regardless where they are.

    No way around it. Unless you port your file into an USB stick.
  3. benwiggy macrumors 68020

    Jun 15, 2012
    If you have clients using your Mac, then really they should not be in your user account.

    Create a new account, or use a guest account, and then store files that you want them to access in /Users/Shared.
  4. bobr1952 macrumors 68020


    Jan 21, 2008
    Melbourne, FL
    "All my files" is not a folder but a search function. Why not remove it from the sidebar of finder--that will more or less hide it.
  5. TallGuyGT macrumors regular


    Aug 8, 2011
    In Finder preferences, you can use "new windows show" to select a different view. I have mine set to the top level of my user account (just a collection of folders).

    Sometimes I open the Finder in front of people and don't want them to see what's on my Mac.
  6. MeUnix macrumors 6502

    Aug 21, 2013
    San Francisco
    Agreed. Personally, I wouldn't have clients on my Mac using my account, but then again you didn't state what type of business you're in so who am I to say ;)

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