Resolved Hiding a Folder from All My Files

madsci954

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Oct 14, 2011
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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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roadbloc

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Aug 24, 2009
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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.
 

Lloyd Braun

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Jun 20, 2012
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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.
 

Hawkeye16

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Sep 16, 2009
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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
 

madsci954

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