OS X Invisible Folders Question

Discussion in 'macOS' started by iN8, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. iN8 macrumors regular

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    #1
    Here's the story:

    The directory on my main drive got corrupted beyond being fixable DiskWarrior, TechTool et al. I had a clone of the drive on an external drive that I used to re-image my hard drive with Disk Utility's Restore feature..

    Here's the problem:

    Now all of the invisible folders ( etc, tmp, var ) are visible. How can I hide these again?

    Thanks for your help.

    iN8
     
  2. Corrosive vinyl macrumors 6502

    Corrosive vinyl

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  3. Willehard macrumors newbie

    Willehard

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    #3
    open terminal
    then rename the files like this: mv /etc /.etc


    but maybe its not a good idea to do it this way, just noticed that the folders etc, var, etc. are visible in terminal but not in finder, dont know why...
     
  4. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000

    yetanotherdave

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    #4
    Not a good idea to go renaming system files and directories if you don't know what you are doing!
     

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