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How to make invisible files?
- To: psto <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: How to make invisible files?
- From: straz (Steve Strassmann)
- Date: Fri, 8 Jul 1994 15:10:53 -0400
- Cc: info-mcl
>From: psto <email@example.com>
>Subject: How to make invisible files?
>Date: Fri, 8 Jul 1994 20:59:58 +0200 (MET DST)
>Does anybody know how to make invisible files, so that they don't
>appear on the desktop? And what if I make a such, are there
>utilities which allow to view disk contents showing invisible files?
>Or are there system resources where I could store some secret
Invisible files are considered to be in bad taste. They're not
very secret, since anyone with ResEdit can create them, make
them visible, etc. (see the "get file/folder info" command).
If you want to reduce clutter for naive users, try storing
information in a Preferences file for your app, in the
Preferences subfolder inside your system folder.
Check out New Inside Macintosh:Files page 1-36 for more on
finding the Preferences folder in a language-independent way
(i.e. use #_FindFolder).