Hiding a folder

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Winepronecowboy, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. Winepronecowboy macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2012
    I have recently switched to iSkysoft iMedia Converter for converting movies to watch on my apple TV, it works well and its fast but it keeps making folders that I don't want, one in my pictures folder and one in my movies folder.
    I delete them but they come back as soon as its opened up again, is there a quick and easy way to just make them invisible so they don't appear anymore?

    If not, its another converter as its very annoying.
  2. dastinger, Jul 1, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2013

    dastinger macrumors 6502a


    Mar 18, 2012
    If you add a "." (without the quotation marks) before the name of the folder (no space between it and the first word), the folder will become invisible.
  3. Winepronecowboy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2012
    It just says :(
    "You can’t use a name that begins with a dot “.”, because these names are reserved for the system. Please choose another name."
  4. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816


    Nov 27, 2010
    It has to be renamed in Terminal to add the ".".

    In any case it won't help. If deleting the folders leads to them being recreated, so will renaming the folders. If the application needs the folders to be there, then there's not much you can do besides find a different app that doesn't create them.

    EDIT: Perhaps try this...
    Open Terminal and type:
    chflags hidden [DRAG FOLDER HERE]
  5. dastinger macrumors 6502a


    Mar 18, 2012
    Completely forgot about the need to use Terminal in order to add a dot behind the name of the folder. Sorry about that.

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