Files prefixed with '.' Are automatically hidden. You'll have to whip out the terminal to do it though and do the following: Navigate to where the file is using 'cd folder' (e.g cd /Desktop which will take you to the desktop). To show files you can use the command 'ls'. To delete a file, select it, then click Delete; click Show in Finder to view the file in the Finder. ICloud Drive, Photos, Music Creation, and Mail: These categories provide general recommendations for optimizing storage. To accept the recommendation, click the button. IOS files: See iOS backup and firmware files listed individually.
Hide files and folders from the prying eyes of other people using your Mac.
Secret Folder is very useful to keep your information away from prying eyes, it conceal folders and files on your Mac with a click, it provides you with an easy and fast way to hide personal folders and documents.
How to make invisible files and folders on a Mac?
The answer is simple: with Secret Folder! Secret Folder provides an easy and fast way to protect personal documents and avoid them being seen, modified, or erased by other users. It allows users to hide folders and their contents. Files and folders can be added by means of a single click on a choose dialog box or via drag and drop. This protection system is based on the principle that no person will attempt to open a file he/she cannot see or knows about.
The perfect solution
Secret Folder constitutes the perfect solution if you wish to prevent occasional users of your Mac to view, open, or change files or documents while browsing the contents of your hard drive. Secret Folders is very useful to keep your information away from prying eyes or kids who may accidentally modify or delete your files.
Using a password
The ‘Require Password’ check button lets you protect the app with a password. If this option is selected, at the opening of Apimac Secret Folder a password dialog box will be displayed. To gain access to the application it will be necessary to enter the correct password. Secret Folder is very useful to keep your information away from prying eyes, it conceal folders and files on your Mac with a click, it provides you with an easy and fast way to hide personal documents.
Macbook Pro Applications Folder
Secret Folder is really simple to use
The most simple and straightforward method to protect a file. Secret Folder allow you to build a list of file and folders, which you may turn visible or invisible with a simple click.
Applications Folder Macbook
Notes about security
This application uses the standard functionality of the operating system to make folders and files invisible. Programmers and experienced users could gain access to a folder made invisible and there are some applications that let you open invisible files. Whether you need advanced levels for protecting your data, there are other ways as protecting information on removable media (as creating encrypted disk images by using macOS FileVault).
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You can learn more about data protection on Mac by visiting the protect data on Mac page on the Apple site.
System Information User Guide
Hidden Files In Download Folder Macbook Pro 15
Use the sidebar of the Storage pane to sort through items by category, see how much space is used, and quickly find documents, apps, books, movies, backups, and other files. Then delete what you no longer need.
Note: The categories you see vary, depending on the apps and files on your Mac.
Choose Apple menu > About This Mac, click Storage, then click Manage.
Click a category in the sidebar:
Applications, Music, TV, Messages, and Books: These categories list files individually. To delete an item, select the file, then click Delete.
Note: If you delete an item that you got from the iTunes Store, the App Store, or Apple Books using your Apple ID, the item is still in iCloud, and you can download it again.
Documents: See all the documents on your Mac. You can quickly view large files or downloads by clicking the corresponding button, and sort files by clicking Name, Kind, Last Accessed, or Size near the top of the window. You can also click File Browser to view the contents and amount of storage used by various folders in your file system.
Note: Some folders and files that are already represented by categories in the sidebar—other than Documents—are dimmed.
To delete a file, select it, then click Delete; click Show in Finder to view the file in the Finder.
iCloud Drive, Photos, Music Creation, and Mail: These categories provide general recommendations for optimizing storage. To accept the recommendation, click the button.
iOS files: See iOS backup and firmware files listed individually. To delete an item, select the file, then click Delete.
Trash: Click Empty Trash to erase all the items in the Trash.