I've got a external hard drive in my car which I have a bunch of music files that my cars audio system plays. Just open a Finder window, then in the Path toolbar item select the bottom-most item, and you should then have all your drives listed you can't use the Sidebar for this. I know its some kind of folder that Windows makes but I want to get rid of it so it doesn't show up in the folder list in the car. Note: If you're worried about accidentally creating libraries, you can always launch Photos by option-clicking on its icon in the Dock or Applications folder; this will give you the option of picking which library you'd like to launch. Step 2 Set a password on below box, when you first run WinMend Folder Hidden. Force of habit, I don't like knowing there are hidden files scattered around that I'm unaware of. Don't close your previous window open to the Pictures folder , as you'll need it later.
Input 6 to 15 characters by numbers or letters in the blank as password. I suggest this only for windows xp. In Terminal, paste the following: defaults write com. Then here are some things to try: Find the device under Disk Drive usually identified by Serial number you can google in Device Manager reached by right clicking the Start Menu. If you already have an external drive, you can always use it for storing your Photos library and save on cash. Set the external hard drive be the setup destination location when you install it. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the.
I have been obviously saving data to that external drive with no problems. You should always keep the passwords in mind in case you might not be able to open and unhide the folders and files with no password. Serenity Caldwell contributed to an earlier version of this post. Otherwise, you can skip this step. I've done some file searches and it comes back with no results or the file can't be found. This application can hide files and folders not only on local partitions, but also on external hard drives. All operating systems allow you to toggle whether hidden files are displayed or not, and toggling this option is relatively straight-forward.
You will be surprised how easy it is. I have an external hard drive where I moved all of my mac photos to. Connect the Drive Before you can see folders on an external hard drive, you must first plug it into your Mac. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. I've got a external hard drive in my car which I have a bunch of music files that my cars audio system plays. You can hide folders and files from an external hard drive following the above steps.
If I had room to upload everything to my laptop and reformat, I would. From Driver tab choose Roll back. Did you recently update the operating system? Feel free to ask back any questions and let us know how it goes. You can hide them again through the same process. Step 4 if you use iCloud : Connect your new library to iCloud Your external library is now set up to be your system default, but it's not currently connected to iCloud.
Unfortunately this won't help for drives you sometimes mount and sometimes don't. Don't unplug your drive or turn off your computer during this process. Step 4 if you use iCloud : Connect your new library to iCloud Your external library has now been set up from scratch. If you don't use iCloud Photo Library, you can skip these steps. Depending on the size of your library and speed of your drive, this can take anywhere from a few minutes to several hours, so be patient.
At the Terminal cursor, type: defaults write com. A Terminal is the native command-line tool that comes with all Mac computers. Step 5: Get rid of your old library A personal plea: Please, please, please make sure your library is fully copied and working on your external drive before you follow the steps below — once you've thrown away your original library, it's gone! P Instructions of how to format for Mac were in my last post. Here's how to do it, and some reasons why you should — and shouldn't! To hide them again, follow the same steps but replace the Terminal command with: defaults write com. Note: If you're worried about accidentally creating libraries, you can always launch Photos by option-clicking on its icon in the Dock or Applications folder; this will give you the option of picking which library you'd like to launch. Your Mac is hiding things from you — files and folders, that is.
These are the hidden files that show up when I do a search on the hard drive for hidden files:. But sadly this is not the case at the current time. Don't close your previous window open to your external drive , as you'll need it shortly. These are the hidden files that show up when I do a search on the hard drive for hidden files:. If you find any problem or have any queries, please let us know in the comments section below.
Step 5: Get rid of your old library A personal plea: Please, please, please make sure your new library is live and working on your external drive before you follow the steps below — once you've thrown away your original library, it's gone! Now you can view the hidden files and folders. Once I can get my hands on an additional external drive, I will do that. Second Method: Terminal Window In the Dock, click the Launcher. P Would have been much better if you had created a new thread instead of dragging this one out of the depths. Step 3: Make your new library your system default Now, it's time to make your newly-copied Photos library your system default. If you use iCloud Photo Library and want to keep that connection active so that you can continually download items you've stored, read on.