It is easy to hide Folders which contains private thing such as photo and video on a Mac. How to view hidden files at a reverse way in OS X – El Capitan, Yosemite or any OS X versions? Look at our quick tips today.
This supposes to be one way to keep your data safe at a light level. To effectively prevent other from accessing your private data, look at our other post – How to add password to protect a Folder in Mac OS X.
How to hide folders and make them invisible in OS X?
I will give you a simplest way to make a folder hidden on Mac.
Make Folders hidden using OS X Terminal
How to Hide Folders in Mac OS X
Run Terminal in /Applications/Utilities/ > Type or paste this command: hflags hidden /path/to/folder/ > Enter > Close Terminal.
More clearly, the folder I want to hide named “Kecodoc” in my home directory, the command must be: chflags hidden ~/Secrets/
– If you feel pretty complicated to provide exact Folder direction, take these step:
Run Terminal > type this command of chflags hidden (including a space at the end) > then drag and drop the Folder into Terminal Window > Enter > done!
The Folder including all files such as music, image and movie will be hidden. To access them, look at further tip below.
Easily view hidden files in Mac OS X
To access and view hidden Folders and files, there are 2 ways:
- Of course, you unhide the folder by taking them same steps above when you hided the folder, but using the command of chflags nohidden instead of chflags hidden.
- Second way to view hidden folder and files on Mac while you still keep them invisible:
Press Command+Shift+G to go to “Go To Folder” window > Fill the exact path to the folder as you used when hiding it.
You now should know how easy to hide Folder and view hidden files in Mac OS X El Capitan, Yosemite or other OS X version. Cheers!