How to make a file Hidden?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by 2hondas, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. 2hondas macrumors regular

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    Ontario, Canada
    #1
    Hello,

    I am wondering how you make a file "hidden", like you can do with a Windows file...

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

    MacsRgr8

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    The Netherlands
    #2
    Easiest way is to rename that file in the terminal by putting a "." berfore it.

    Example:
    I have on my desktop a file named "test", and want to make it hidden.

    - Fire up Terminal.app (in /Applications/Utilities)
    By default you are in your home directory, so you must navigate to the directory where the file is located:
    - Type "cd Desktop" <ENTER>
    Now we rename, using the command "mv"
    - Type "mv test .test" <ENTER>
     

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