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Hide the Mac OS 9 Desktop Folder Classic
Have you noticed that every once and a while a "Desktop Folder" folder will appear on one of your hard drive partitions. You delete this Mac OS 9 relic only to see it reappear again in the future. What causes it to be created I am not sure of, but I did find a way to make it permanently disappear.

The folder needs to be marked as invisible. I used the "Get File/Folder Info" menu item in ResEdit to do this. The problem is that ResEdit does not display the "Desktop Folder" in the open dialog box. It's there, you can see it in the Finder, but ResEdit filters it out. The trick is to make an alias of the "Desktop Folder". Then select "Get File/Folder Info" in ResEdit, and you can select the alias. When you open it, it will open the actual "Desktop Folder." Now check the "invisible" checkbox and save changes. Log out and log back in and the "Desktop Folder" folder will no longer appear. It's still there, it's just invisible.
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Hide the Mac OS 9 Desktop Folder
Authored by: JohnnyMnemonic on Feb 19, '04 11:10:31AM

I'm guessing that it reappears everytime Classic is launched.


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Hide the Mac OS 9 Desktop Folder
Authored by: helicine on Feb 19, '04 11:12:12AM

you can do this w/o the help of ResEdit in OSX, just open a console and type:

sudo pico /.hidden

enter your password, pico will open the file. just add Desktop Folder to the list (I think it is there by default in OSX, but I could be wrong), save your changes and exit pico

then restart the finder (or logout and then log back in) and it will be hidden.



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Hide the Mac OS 9 Desktop Folder
Authored by: geohar on Feb 19, '04 03:39:12PM
If you have developer tools, you can use

/Developer/Tools/SetFile -aV /Volumes/<the-drive>/Desktop\ Folder


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Hide the Mac OS 9 Desktop Folder
Authored by: soulrider2k on Feb 19, '04 07:29:24PM

I think that if the desktop folder is empty, it will not reapper.

works for me.

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soulrider2k



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