Hide Folders and Files

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Dave Felix, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. Dave Felix macrumors 6502a

    Dave Felix

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    #1
    Is there an way to hide files and folders on Mac OSX AS SIMPLE as the way they do for Windows? I don't want to change the folder icon and all that extra stuff.
     
  2. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

    Jolly Jimmy

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    #3
    Not sure how simple this is compared to Windows having not touched a Windows machine in years, but it's quick and easy.

    Open Terminal.app and enter
    Code:
    chflags hidden
    followed by a space. Then drag the file/folder you want to hide to the terminal window and hit enter.
     
  3. Dave Felix thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dave Felix

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  4. BarkingGhost macrumors regular

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    #5
    How do you hide stuff in Windows? :D

    Not gonna ask who you are hiding stuff from.
     

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