"usr" a system folder has appeared, how to hide it????

Discussion in 'macOS' started by alam, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. alam macrumors regular

    alam

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    #1
    hello
    my macintosh has shown a folder from no where on my mac "usr", it wasn't there before.... weird, i think it's a system folder! how to hide this folder??
    tnxs for reading the message.
     
  2. Am3822 macrumors 6502

    Am3822

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    #2
    When you go inside the folder, using Finder, what do you see? If this is indeed a genuine system folder, then running the following commands in Terminal.app should hide it (but it's surprising that it has turned up all of a sudden) --

    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE
    killall Finder
    It's just a guess, but have you recently installed anything from a .tgz/.zip file, or maybe compiled some source code?
     
  3. alam thread starter macrumors regular

    alam

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    #3
    actually i've installed few programs i need after i had restored my imac, so maybe your right, tnx any way, i've tried you're way.... but it didn't work, but i found a web tells me another:-

    http://www.pinkmutant.com/articles/toovisible.html

    it's better i guess
    tnx :)
     
  4. Am3822 macrumors 6502

    Am3822

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    #4
    Odd thing, that -- I've tested my advice (on 10.5.4) and it worked well. Anyway, I hope that the other advice worked.
     

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