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Ghost... There are lots of files on your computer that you can't see. Apple has conveniantly hidden many system files from you, so that your computer doesn't look like an ugly, cluttered mess. However, they have not provided any easy way to create your own hidden files, or even to view theirs. Ghost provides a simple, user friendly way to do both of these things. Simply drag and drop a file or folder into the list, then uncheck (or check) its checkbox and the item will be instantly hidden or un-hidden.

*Note* Ghost is not a way to encypt or secure files, any Mac saavy person can easily acess your hidden files. It is more...

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Version 2.0: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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RGaines Member IconReview+0
RGaines
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Please I want to download the program but it seems the developer site has removed it... The link won't work anymore. Is there any way to arrange for the developer to send this program to me?
I have a friend who has it and I've tried it repeatedly and it really works wonderfully and would love to have it. THANKS!!

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Version 2.0
ridge Member IconComment+2
ridge
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I installed Ghost 1.0 a few months ago. It`s a good program, providing a simple way to hide particular folders and make them visible again when needed.

Unfortunately, I`ve been unable to install any update. 1.1 didn`t work, and 2.0 still won`t install. Same problem: dialog box says the program is installing and will restart but nothing happens, no matter how long I wait.

I hope the developer fixes this persistent problem before working on the next release!

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Version 2.0
schmiegel Member IconReview+31
schmiegel
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When I first tried this app I thought it's a cool thing because you have a list of the files you hide. I wondered why there is no password to use it…On the second launch I knew why: the list is gone. You have to remember where your hidden files are, maybe write a list and put beside your Mac… There isn't even a warning about that ( I don't know if there was one on the fist launch). Haha what a fun.

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Version 2.0
GeorgeWS (Developer)
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I'm sorry to hear that Ghost did not do what you expected, but I'd like to point out that the purpose of Ghost is not to save and/or password protect a list of the files that you have hidden, it is simply to set the visibility of files when you need to. The list interface is just to make it easy to hide or unhide lots of files at once, or go through a group of files and set which ones you want hidden and which ones you don't. It's just a little utility, intended for providing the sorely lacking ability to change file visibility using a GUI.

Gorabit Member IconComment+2
Gorabit
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I still have the same problem with this app, when I install version 2.0 and relaunch it my CPU gets crazy, so I have to force quit it.

I strongly suspect the developer couldn't care less about us TONROO.

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Version 2.0
tonroo Member IconComment+0
tonroo
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I tried Ghost on my Harddisk and not on a folder....
Gone is my Harddisk.

Finding it back with DiskUtils. How to get my harddisk on desktop again?

I wrote twice today but didn't get answer from the programmer.

Can somebody help me?

thanks,

ton

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Version 2.0
Gorabit Member IconComment+2
Gorabit
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I checked for updates and found version 2.0 is available.

But when I try to install it my CPU get crazy (about 100%), so I have to quit the installation.

Am I the only one with this problem, developer?

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Version 1.1
ridge Member IconComment+2
ridge
+1

Thanks to the developers for their helpful and quick reply to my problem. Fixed! A short read-me on installing would`ve been nice (for people like me who don`t really know what they`re doing!), but it definitely looks like I`m keeping Ghost after all.

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Version 1.1
GeorgeWS (Developer)
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Always a Pleasure ;)

ridge Member IconComment+2
ridge
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Added a couple folders to Ghost the first time I used it. Ticked the box for one to make it invisible. It worked straight away, no problem.

Decided I didn`t want one of the two folders in Ghost`s list, so I selected it and clicked `clear`. Both of the folders disapeared. The first is still hidden. Lucky it doesn`t contain anything I need right away!

But still, this is a problem for someone like me who`s never used a command-line interface and who is new to Macs.

I should state that this problem occurred on version 1.0. I don`t know if it`s better on 1.1 because when I clicked `Check for updates...` and clicked to install the new version, the update just froze. Computer still working at the time, but Activity Monitor showing Ghost`s CPU usage at around 99%. (The computer`s brand new and experiencing no other problems whatsoever.)

So I go to this page on MacUpdate, click the download button for version 1.1, and find that it just installs version 1.0. Thinking maybe they just didn`t update the `About Ghost` info, I click on `Check for updates...` again, and once again get the message that version 1.1 is available to install.

So it seems that the developers haven`t actually posted version 1.1 as advertised.

And now I need to know how to unhide that folder!

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Version 1.1
Philip Allen
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You can unhide that missing folder by checking the box to show all hidden files, then hitting restart finder. Find the hidden folder and drag it back in.

hotChick Member IconReview+7
hotChick
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One of many but only one, as far as I know, that lets you choose what you want hidden. Nice.

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Version 1.1
NaOH Member IconComment+133
NaOH
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It looks like a nice and simple implementation, without dumbing down.

However, I think it's worth mentioning that 'Ghost' is a name used by software made by Symantec for cloning Windows PC systems. (Norton Ghost, to be specific, but still owned by Symantec.)

You may need to change the name to avoid them getting on your case.

Having said that, I think Ghost is a good choice of name. Shame it's taken.

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Version 1.1
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Date 18 Feb 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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