etc, tmp, var are on my usb drive. how can i hide them?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by AnimeFrostyFreak671, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. AnimeFrostyFreak671

    AnimeFrostyFreak671 MDL Junior Member

    Jun 26, 2010
    I restored my mac os x snow leopard install image onto a 8gb usb and when I click on it I see the etc, tmp, and var folders on my usb drive. How can I hide them?
  2. sable

    sable MDL Novice

    Feb 10, 2012
    #3 sable, May 20, 2012
    Last edited: May 20, 2012
    ^ No such option on an external drive. "Invisible" folders are normally always visible as there are no permissions on an external drive (not booting one). These would be invisible when booting from that OS.

    If you rename your folder with a beginning dot your OS is broken as paths would be incorrect.
    I should be possible to use Terminal to define visibility for each folder.
    Now without command line I like to use Path to set extra Finder attributes.