Apr 04, 2014

How to hide a folder on a Mac?

How can I make a folder invisible on Mac OS X? I’m planning a surprise vacation for my girlfriend this summer, and I don’t want her to stumble onto it while she is using my Mac to look at kitty pictures on reddit.

Hide Folders in Mac OS X

"Hiding existing folders is fairly easy:

Launch the Terminal, found in /Applications/Utilities/ or from Launchpad
Type the following command:

chflags hidden /path/to/folder/
When finished, close out of Terminal"

You can do it in terminal. Here is a link to step by step instructions:



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