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

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  1. Erastopic, Oct 12, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2014

    Erastopic macrumors regular

    Erastopic

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    #1
    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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  2. joedec macrumors 6502

    joedec

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    #2
    Use the following command:

    sudo chflags hidden /path/to/folder/

    Note the password is your login password.
     
  3. Erastopic thread starter macrumors regular

    Erastopic

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    #3
    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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