Hide files

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by darksiders, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. darksiders macrumors newbie

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    hi .... can anybody tell me tht how can i hide my folder or file in mac???? thnks
     
  2. justperry macrumors 604

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    Xray Application can do this, but be carefull with it, there is a lot you can do with it to mess up your system.

    But, an easier way is to put a dot in front of the name.

    Visible folder = Photo's
    Invisible folder = .Photo's
     
  3. inscrewtable macrumors 65816

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    A better solution would be to make an encrypted dmg with disk utility then you can put whatever you want inside it and give it an innocuous name and no one will be able to open it. I presume the point of hiding something is to keep it away from others.
     
  4. justperry macrumors 604

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    Agreed but depends also what you want to put inside.

    Sparse disk Image is even better I think, isn't that one automatically growing the more you put inside?
     
  5. darksiders thread starter macrumors newbie

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    no isnt there any thing like we do in windows???? like tht thing is in systm...u can hidde by right clicking on it...and unfide by going view...??? isnt there there such a thing in mac???
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You can show hidden files in Finder, then rename a file or folder with a period at the beginning of the name, then hide hidden files again.

    To show hidden files in Finder, copy and paste the following command into a Terminal window, then press enter:
    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE && killall Finder​
    To hide hidden files in Finder, copy and paste the following command into a Terminal window, then press enter:
    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE && killall Finder​
     
  7. justperry macrumors 604

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    Correct.

    But there is also a free and easy App for it, Show & Hide is the name, maybe a bit easier for the OP.
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, there are several. Secrets also has the option to show/hide hidden files.
     
  9. darksiders thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thnks alot guys u found very helpfull for me.....
     

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