What are all these folders?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by brsboarder, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. brsboarder macrumors 6502a

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    I did a clean Leopard install, and now I have all these new folders. What are they? They seem to add a lot of clutter

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  2. fistful macrumors 6502a

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    Do you happen to have any software on your system which unhides hidden files?
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    They are the folders that are always there containing the Unix part of the OS. They have been there in every OSX release. Normally they are hidden in the Finder, for some reason they are not on your install...
     
  4. brsboarder thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    how do I make them hidden folders? I tried cocktail, it didn't work


    I tried a program that is supposed to hide files, but it said that my permissions of the parent folder wouldn't allow it. What can I do??
     
  5. brsboarder thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Fixed it. Apparently its a problem other people have faced with a fresh install
     
  6. CavemanUK macrumors 6502

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    Out of interest, what was the solution?
     

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