Resolved Hiding a Folder from All My Files

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  1. madsci954, Aug 17, 2012
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    madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    My wife likes send me photos of herself that are...lets just say NSFW. I keep all the photos in a folder that's buried, meaning you have to dig through sections of my Mac to find them.

    The problem is when I open a Finder window, under All My Files, those pics are the first thing someone sees. Is there a way to keep the photos on my computer but mark them as hidden or something so they don't show up under All My Files?
     
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  3. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    You could disable All My Files if you don't use it. It is a bit of a pointless feature anyway.
     
  4. madsci954 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Might just move the photos to an external drive if what I want can't be done.

    Or this.
     
  5. Lloyd Braun macrumors newbie

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    …or add the folder to Spotlight's "Privacy" section.

    I have a similar folder and that's worked for me in the past. No longer indexable or searchable, so I have to deliberately go to the folder to find something.
     
  6. Hawkeye16 macrumors regular

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    Personally I keep all of that stuff in a sparse disk image that is encrypted and password protected. I would highly recommend the same! You can make one through the disk utility.

    If you need help you can send me the pictures and I can make one for you and send it back! :D
     
  7. madsci954 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    That's exactly what I wanted! Thanks Lloyd!!
     

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