Locked Apple folder won't go away in my home folder.

Erastopic

macrumors regular
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Jun 4, 2014
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Norway
So I recently added my home folder called "Alex" to the sidebar in Finder since that is my user name and I noticed this folder called com.apple.ic and I can't get it to go away.

I have searched all over the web and every Terminal command to hide the folder won't work and it's locked so I'm guessing it's important so I can't delete it. It's starting to annoy me because the only folders I want to show up there are Applications, Desktop, Dropbox etc etc.

Every time I try a command to hide it, it keeps telling me I have no permission and yes before you ask, I am the admin on my own Mac. It's a folder I'm not supposed to see so thats why I have no permission to do anything.

If you know a workaround in Terminal or something similar, please help, it's annoying me so much.

Note: I also tried with the Command Line tools in Terminal with no luck.
 

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joedec

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So I recently added my home folder called "Alex" to the sidebar in Finder since that is my user name and I noticed this folder called com.apple.ic and I can't get it to go away.

I have searched all over the web and every Terminal command to hide the folder won't work and it's locked so I'm guessing it's important so I can't delete it. It's starting to annoy me because the only folders I want to show up there are Applications, Desktop, Dropbox etc etc.

Every time I try a command to hide it, it keeps telling me I have no permission and yes before you ask, I am the admin on my own Mac. It's a folder I'm not supposed to see so thats why I have no permission to do anything.

If you know a workaround in Terminal or something similar, please help, it's annoying me so much.

Note: I also tried with the Command Line tools in Terminal with no luck.
Use the following command:

sudo chflags hidden /path/to/folder/

Note the password is your login password.
 

Erastopic

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jun 4, 2014
221
46
Norway
Use the following command:

sudo chflags hidden /path/to/folder/

Note the password is your login password.
Oh man, it worked! :eek:

Many thanks, was wondering if I needed to reset my Mac for that folder to go away. :rolleyes:
 
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