Is there a way to hide a folder from the "All My Files" listing?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by gerbe, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. gerbe macrumors newbie

    Sep 6, 2011
    Hi everyone, I really like Lion's "All My Files" feature, but at the moment this has been swamped by files from my synched Dropbox folder (which sits inside of my home folder). Is there a way to hide the Dropbox folder from the "All My Files" tab so that I only get files which were not downloaded through Dropbox?

  2. McGiord macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2003
    Dark Castle
    Maybe using the terminal to change the name of the folder to start with a dot.


    Other MR members might have better answers.
  3. Partron22 macrumors 68020


    Apr 13, 2011
    Yes, adding a period to the start of the folder name willi prevent the folder's contents from showing up in 'All My Files'
    Adding a period to the start of a file name will do the same for individual files.

    However, making your dropbox folder invisible is likely to make it very hard for anyone to see it in order to drop things into it.

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