Is there a way to hide certain files?

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  1. rick snagwell macrumors 68040

    rick snagwell

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    im on lion...i know how to make it so all hidden file show/hide via terminal.

    is there any software/tweak that i can right click a file, and have an option to hide just that one?

    thanks
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    You could make an Automator workflow that does it and use the Automator sub-contextual menu to trigger it.
     
  3. rick snagwell thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Intell, way outta my league with that talk. is there a link you can provide to help me learn this? thanks
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    Copy the attached file to ~/Library/Services/ and unzip it, extract the two services from the Archive folder and place them in the Services folder. Delete the .zip and the Archive folder. Then right click on a folder or file and select "Hide Files-Folders" to hide and "Unhide Files-Folders" to unhide them. You may have to make the Services folder and restart Finder. Note: This will only work in Snow Leopard and Lion.
     

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    rick snagwell thread starter macrumors 68040

    rick snagwell

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    works awesome. thanks for your time and help.

    how do i change the text in the right click menu?
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    Right click the service you wish to rename, select Show Package Contents, open the Contents folder, open the Info.plist with Text Edit, change the "Hide Files-Folders" to what ever you want, Save.
     
  7. rick snagwell thread starter macrumors 68040

    rick snagwell

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    thanks.

    where do i begin to learn this stuff...not coding so much. but ways to tweak my osx?
     
  8. Intell macrumors P6

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    Ummm... Not sure. Not sure how I even learned what I know. Google is helpful. MacWorld magazine was/is helpful. Some of the more power user stuff I picked up from other people and Apple tech classes. A good start for some simpler things would be http://hints.macworld.com/. Remember, above all else, you are no longer on a Windows machine. Go exploring within your Mac's system. Just don't delete anything or change anything without first backing up.
     

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