How to hide "invisible" files?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by rickruss, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. rickruss macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I just upgraded to Snow Leopard on my Mac Pro and ghosted files like ".DS_Store" and ".Trashes" now appear in all my windows. This is probably a simple prefs fix but I can't find any documentation on it. Any help?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    To hide hidden files in Finder, enter the following two commands into a Terminal window (press enter after each line):
    defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE
    killall Finder​

    The Terminal.app is in your Applications folder, in the Utilities sub-folder.
     
  3. rickruss thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. TheComet macrumors newbie

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    on the same subject, is it possible to hide ONLY the two filetypes mentioned in the OP while showing all other hidden files?
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    No, hidden files are hidden files. It doesn't hide them based on the file name.
     

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