can someone clearly explain how to hide a file in finder-step by step?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by The Final Cut, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. The Final Cut macrumors 6502

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    i have searched the net, but I only find vague terminal codes and instructions.
     
  2. Kenndac macrumors 6502

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    You need to use the Terminal to do it, unless you find an app to do it for you.

    1) Find the file you want to hide.
    2) Open Terminal.
    3) Type this, exactly, without the quotes:

    "SetFile -a V " - That last space is important!

    4) Drag the file you want to hide into the Terminal window. Your Terminal will add the file path to what you typed, so it should now say something like:

    "SetFile -a V /Users/myuser/Desktop/aFile.jpg"

    5) Press return. The file will now be hidden.
     
  3. The Final Cut, Nov 25, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2010

    The Final Cut thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I can't install xcode right now. It says command not found.

    EDIT: thanks! nevermind I got it using "ch hidden or somthing"
     

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