After restoring a backup, the various OS X system folders became visible again (such as
The following command (adapted from this post by Wowzera) will hide them again:
# Hide sym-links SETFILECMD="/Developer/Tools/SetFile" for cdir in /etc /tmp /var; do sudo $SETFILECMD -P -a V $cdir; done # Hide directories for cdir in /bin /cores /mach_kernel /private /sbin /usr /Volumes; do sudo $SETFILECMD -a V $cdir; done
Launch Terminal (in Applications, then Utilities), and paste the above script.
You'll need the Developer Tools installed - they are on the OS X installer disc, or you can get them from the Apple Developer Connection site.. although it's a pretty big download, about 1GB), so..
I've also mirrored SetFile here - SetFile.gz - download that, extract it (just double click it), and change the
SETFILECMD="/Developer/Tools/SetFile"to point to the new file - for example, if it's in your "Downloads" folder:
Oh, if you're seeing a bunch of files with names starting with
. - hidden files, there's a different solution:
defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -boolean false killall Finder