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How to hide a file or folder in macOS Finder

Published May 26 2022

I was slightly annoyed by macOS putting a Public folder in my home folder, with no reason.

I couldn’t delete it as it’s a system folder.

So I found out a way to hide it instead.

Open the terminal and run chflags hidden <path>, like this:

chflags hidden Public


In case you need to set it back to visible, us

chflags nohidden <path>

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