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Invisible Folder?
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Oct 4, 2000, 05:18 PM
When doing a "command F' for a filename from the finder, Sherlock shows me the file I'm looking for. However, when I double click this file and try to open it, I get this message..."Cannot perform this command because "filename" is in an invisible folder."

What gives? Does anyone know how to make this folder "reappear?"

I've reindexed my drive, rebooted, etc. Any help would be appreciated.
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Oct 4, 2000, 05:48 PM
what you want to do is grab yourself a file editing utility that lets you set attributes of files, or in your case, folders. resedit would be one of these. using the utility get the info for the file or folder and set the invisible flag to false. the file or folder will then "reappear" and you can do what you want with it.

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Oct 4, 2000, 07:34 PM
Thank you so much. Worked like a charm!
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