[Solved] Hidden files/folders behavior

I have a few folders on my Documents folder that are used by certain apps.
I want to hide them and I found a way to do it via Terminal.

I performed a few tests and it seems that I am able to send files to those folders (using Keyboard Maestro) when they are hidden so it seems that being hidden doesn’t affect their behavior.

I just want to make sure that this is always the case, meaning that it just changes their visibility, but in no other way that could compromise how apps interact with them?

All it does is hide the files from showing in Finder (or the ls command in terminal). So you are good to go.

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Thank you Tom. Good to know. :slight_smile:

Handy Tip: CMD + SHIFT + . (period) will show/hide hidden files in Finder.

As will ls -a in Terminal. “Hidden” is pretty superficial and shouldn’t be relied upon if you really want to hide something.