7 responses

  1. Franck
    July 19, 2012

    Unfortunatelly, this does’t work for symbolic link !

  2. Peter
    July 20, 2012

    It also works for encrypted disk images/sparse images/sparse bundles, adding a bit more security for sensitive financial etc., data.

  3. OSX-newbie
    July 20, 2012

    If there is a way to hide a file, then there should also be a way to unhide it. How to do it in the terminal command? thanks in adv.

    • Will
      July 20, 2012

      Oops! Updated the article to reflect unhiding, the command is:

      chflags nohidden /path/to/hide/file.txt

  4. Mikee
    July 25, 2012

    but make sure you remember the filename which you have make hidden.. or use “tab” button to reveal filename on terminal under /correct path/

  5. Vinod
    December 24, 2013

    Wow experience!! Worked!!

  6. Annica
    June 24, 2014

    when i typed ‘ chflags hidden ‘ and drag folder to it, it appears as usage: chflags [-fhv] [R [H | -L | -P]] flags file …
    How can i do ? plz help :(

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