DisApPeAr
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DisApPeAr has been totally remade in Cocoa. It now features things such as multiple accounts so you can have multiple lists of file, supports drag and drop so you can just drag a file right onto the list it is much more reliable and includes a recover lost file button in the help menu which can be locked with a master password along with all the other preferences. Please note thogh
What's New
Version 1.0: Remade in Cocoa with nothing the same but the concept and the name.
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.2 or later



MacUpdate - DisApPeAr




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naniello reviewed on 23 Aug 2012
HELP!
I love the app. I've been using it for years.
Today I open Disappear and notice my folder I have hidden has a "?" in the hidden field? Where did my folder go? I removed the folder from disappear thinking it would unhide the folder and I'll just hid it again. But that didn't work. How do I get this folder back?

Thanks
[Version 1.0]


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Robcha commented on 26 Feb 2010
DisApPeAr is super for me.
Works fine.

robcha
[Version 1.0]


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felinity reviewed on 30 Jan 2008
I love this little app. simple and handy.

It wont protect against those who know how to find hidden files, but for casual use it is great. Hide your personal data, emails, letters.. and, well, porn. enjoy :)
[Version 1.0]

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mechamania replied on 10 Feb 2008
Shhhhhh!

That porn stuff is supposed to be confidential. That's the whole point. C'mon, man, don't ruin it for everybody...
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8oo8 reviewed on 10 Mar 2006
Just gave DisApPeAr a "test drive"; it works just fine. I like it! I think I'll keep it.
As others, including the developer, have pointed out, a savvy Mac user can find the hidden file/folder. But for all practical purposes, most prying eyes would be unaware that the hidden file/folder is on your hard disk
(you could change the name of your file or folder before hiding it, that would make it more difficult to find).
If you really want to make files/folders inaccessable to everyone, you'll need to encrypt them. But there are a number of good, easy to use encryption programs available.
[Version 1.02]

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Bryan Goldstein (developer) replied on 10 Mar 2006
Hi,

I never wrote a 1.02 version and the one Macupdate has linked is an older version. If you want the current version 1.0 get it here: http://www.widgetfactor.com/downloads/DisApPeAr.zip
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8oo8 commented on 10 Mar 2006
Well, I thought I'd give this app a try but neither the download nor the developer's website are available now. I guess DisApPeAr has just disappeared!
Oh well, another ephemeral software developer.
[Version 1.0]

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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 10 Mar 2006
Developer's website is accessible and the download link works, just checked both.
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8oo8 replied on 10 Mar 2006
You're right, they ARE both still there! I tried accessing both the download and the website twice just a little while ago and both were inaccessible; I got a message on my desktop telling me that my Mac couldn't connect both times.
I just tried again after your(Administrator) posting, above, and no problem! Don't know what was wrong(????).
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Bryan Goldstein (developer) commented on 18 Dec 2005
^ didn't finish writing what to note: Please note that hiding files is a good way to keep files from the average computer goer but it will not prevent someone who knows what they are doing from retrieving them.
[Version 1.0]


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Bryan Goldstein (developer) commented on 08 Dec 2005
I'm in the process of remaking this in cocoa It's coming along very well and you won't even be able to tell a resemblance. It's gonna be insanely cool.
[Version 0.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 13 Jun 2005
Bearing in mind that this isn`t real stealth to someone who `knows` Macs - I like it.
I have had no trouble with it btw.
[Version 0.2]


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Bryan Goldstein (developer) commented on 03 Jun 2005
In macintosh system files are hidden so that their isn't a mess of system files all over finder. DisApPeAr makes files act as system files. Since you can only unhide files on your list if the list is reset all of the files that were hidden on it become lost, that is why I added the recover lost file button. The added recover lost file button just runs an open file dialog, showing all the hiden files and when you open a file if it is hidden, DisApPeAr unhides the the lost file.
[Version 0.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 03 Jun 2005
Gee, but I fail to see how you can 'hide' anything on Unix - without of course destroying it.

I think you should expect people to be told how this 'application' works before they try it. Considering the responsibility you have with other people's files, that's the very least you can do.
[Version 0.2]


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williamQuinn had trouble on 22 Dec 2010
I made several accounts on my computer one for each type of file I was trying to hide. I was a little tipsy well drunk when I did this and cant remember all the passwords. I tried deleting the app but files did not come back. does any one know how to recover a password.
[Version 1.0]


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Roger Goode had trouble on 14 Jul 2008
Hi, I have installed DisApPeAr 1.0 and stupidly then hidden it... not now knowing how to make it reappear. What's the simplest way? I have placed a file within it but can't now retrieve that file, until I can put DisApPeAr back on my desktop.
I should have left it on the desktop, protected by its password.... :0(

Roger
[Version 1.0]

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 14 Jul 2008
The developer's email found at his site:

littledude6868@gmail.com
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Roger Goode commented on 14 Jul 2008
thanks for that... I will chase them up.


Roger
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Murre replied on 11 Aug 2009
I made the same misstake... Have you gotten any help?
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Downloads:14,131
Version Downloads:11,980
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Free
Date:18 Dec 2005
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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DisApPeAr has been totally remade in Cocoa. It now features things such as multiple accounts so you can have multiple lists of file, supports drag and drop so you can just drag a file right onto the list it is much more reliable and includes a recover lost file button in the help menu which can be locked with a master password along with all the other preferences. Please note thogh


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