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Hidden Files in Mac OS 9
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Apr 1, 2001, 12:39 PM
 
I was looking at some of the invisible files in my harddisk, these include a folder called Temporary Files, which I assume holds Temporary items, and a file called VM Storage.

There's this file called "Photoshop Temp6751404" that's like 580Megs big. I'm quite sure i can delete this, and all the other Photoshop Temp files inside, but does anyone know if i can delete the other stuff inside this temp folder to free up space on my Harddisk?

How can I view invisible files in Mac OS? Like in Windows, you just set Hidden files viewable, but not in Mac. Can someone enlighten?

Thanks!
     
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Apr 1, 2001, 02:06 PM
 
The photoshop file is part of the scratch disk created (Photoshops own virtual memory scheme) Got to http://www.versiontracker.com and do a keyword search for temp, it should come up with a couple of programs that will let you see all of the temporary files on your computer and delete them.
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Apr 1, 2001, 02:22 PM
 
You can use Sherlock to find invisible files in the Mac OS.
Bring up Sherlock. Go to Find - More Options. Check the "is invisible" box under advanced options.
Hope this helps.

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Apr 1, 2001, 06:15 PM
 
Try something called "Hidden Hunter" it's fantastic!
     
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Apr 4, 2001, 05:07 PM
 
Try "Eradicator". It's at 1.6 or so. It'll clean out your Temp folder and save you lots of room. Look for it on VersionTracker
     
   
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