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Disable Go to Folder in Finder's Go menu System
You may be familiar with the Go > Go to Folder menu item in the Finder. You can use this to go directly to any folder in your Mac's file system. But on some Macs, you may not want users to be able to access that menu item. For example, Macs in public places - such as schools or libraries - or Macs that your kids use. OS X Daily recently posted a method for hiding this menu item. Run the following command in Terminal:
defaults write com.apple.finder ProhibitGoToFolder -bool true ; killall Finder
Not only will the menu item be gone, but the Command-Shift-G shortcut that brings up the Go to Folder dialog will no longer work.

Want to get it back? Just run this command:
defaults write com.apple.finder ProhibitGoToFolder -bool false ; killall Finder
Note that this command does not prevent access to the user's Library folder; if you press the Option key while displaying the Go menu, you'll see Library show up as an option, between Home and Computer.
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Disable Go to Folder in Finder's Go menu
Authored by: Peganthyrus on Sep 05, '12 02:22:04PM

If you're doing this, you'll probably also want to disallow the Terminal!

> open /etc/bin/



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Disable Go to Folder in Finder's Go menu
Authored by: Anonymous on Sep 05, '12 02:46:46PM

Pointless. This is "security by obscurity", which is not security at all.

An alias or a symlink can be created elsewhere to point to any location on the local filesystem. You can deliver such a file via email or portable media. The proper method is to secure the system. No two ways about it.



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Disable Go to Folder in Finder's Go menu
Authored by: jaydisc on Sep 05, '12 04:07:41PM

I think in a school or lab environment, where Terminal has been disabled through MCX or profiles, this is a useful hint.



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Disable Go to Folder in Finder's Go menu
Authored by: Demani on Sep 05, '12 02:37:24PM

While the disabling of the Go to Folder is interesting- the Option-click to see the Library folder in the Go menu is the most interesting part of this to me-we have a lot of users who need to get in to trash corrupt preferences (yay FCP7) and setting that to be visible in each account was a real pain. Not needing to do that will be a big help.



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