Houdini
Houdini
1.0

5.0

Houdini free download for Mac

Houdini

1.0
18 January 2011

Create, access, or delete hidden folders.

Overview

Houdini is a simply designed app to let you take full advantage of Mac OS X's "hidden folder" and "hidden file" ability. It allows you to create, access, move, reveal or delete hidden folders and files.

Features
  • Full mastery of hidden files in OS X
  • The ability to toggle the visibility of hidden files with the "Toggle File Visibility" button
  • The ability to browse hidden files with the "Browse Hidden Files" button
  • Use keyboard shortcuts to toggle hidden files
  • Create new hidden folders and drag files into them via Houdini
  • Open hidden files through Houdini
  • Create hidden text files with Houdini
  • Explore system files and the music on iPods using Houdini
  • Reveal your hidden files and see them again

What's new in Houdini

Version 1.0:

Note: Although Finder indicates that this is version 1.0, the developer states that this is version 3.0.2.

  • OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard now supported

39 Houdini Reviews

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Slrman
29 September 2009

Most helpful

"Like any true Mac user, I had failed to back up my files" This is NOT like a true Mac user. I think anyone that isn't smart enough to back up their files isn't smart enough to write any program I want on my system. So anyone that thinks about it will give this program a wide berth.
Like (3)
Version 3.0.1
idlewild
30 August 2011
I'm getting a crash when I run Houdini 1.0; any idea when you'll have this compatible with Lion? This software is really useful, thanks for creating it!
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Version 1.0
SickTeddyBear
08 July 2011
FYI, this app is a universal Intel/PPC binary.
Like (1)
Version 1.0
smedinar
23 March 2011
I loved this app because everytime i want to open some flash memory and i delete a file it goes to a .Trashes file (which is hidden) but the deleted file stays there so i can't permanently delete it because of the 'hidden' issue only in a PC... which I hate (to depend on a PC) The problem in my case was that I could see the hidden file but i couldn't delete it, hope you can help me with this problem. Ty!! :))
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Version 1.0
Beige
18 January 2011
you might want to change the name of this software. Houdini is a well known 3D program and it's at version 11 (sidefx.com). If this gets popular, you'll probably be getting a letter from some lawyers.
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Version 1.0
1 answer(s)
Cattus-Thraex
Cattus-Thraex
18 January 2011
There are many Houdini’s around, of all sorts and kinds. The lawyers of each of them will have a serious job.
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cmotdibbler
18 January 2011
I was just looking for an app like this for my new MBP. I wanted to make an easy-to-find (yet hidden) file with my contact info in case the machine gets stolen and the thief takes it in for reformatting. Hardly foolproof and there are many other sophisticated methods but thieves are not always so bright. This app made it easy to create a hidden folder.
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Version 1.0
Ausfahrt
20 July 2010
On 10.6.4, iMac, Toggle File Visibility returns an error every time: AppleScript Error: The domain/default pair of (com.apple.Finder, AppleShowAllFiles) does not exist (1) Also, when I try to reveal any folder, it says "An error occurred: The file you selected is already visible", when clearly from finder it is not. Tested on usr and iPod_Control. Basically, I haven't seen anything that this program can do correctly. Am I doing something wrong? It wouldn't have five stars if it doesn't work at all.
Like (1)
Version 3.0.1
3 answer(s)
Janpihl
Janpihl
15 September 2010
I also have this error on my new Macbook pro but not on my iMac. Really dissapointing, because I really needed it on the macbook. Can anybody help ?
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Version 3.0.1
Elementninety3
Elementninety3
23 October 2010
Sorry, the version right now doesn't support Snow Leopard. I'm working on that, it should be available shortly.
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Version 3.0.1
tolucophoto
tolucophoto
14 January 2011
I am getting an AppleScript error when trying to hide folders saying file wasn't found (-43). I'm guessing Snow Leopard still isn't fully supported. Any idea when it will be coming? Cheers
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Grlgeek
19 July 2010
This app saved me time and a reboot. I kept getting a "A copy of Firefox is already open" messages after a hang and force quit, though the application didn't show up in the list of what was running. A Google search told me which hidden profile file was creating the problem, but I didn't really want to switch hidden file view on for the entire machine from the terminal. Houdini let me find and delete the file and get my browser back up and running without rebooting the machine. Thank you, thank you, thank you! (The machine is running Snow Leopard, and the download provided here worked just fine.)
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Version 3.0.1
DCT
10 June 2010
Great app. My antivirus software found a virus in a hidden virtual memory directory and was unable to quarantine the file. I was about to go into Terminal to find the culprit when I thought, there must be "an app for that" and I found this little jewel, and FREE at that. Problem solved, and my antivirus software and system security is happy again. Thank you to the developer!
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Version 3.0.1
Maclover1-1
04 January 2010
I wonder if people who do not back up actually brush their teeth ?!
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Version 3.0.1
Xenophile
07 October 2009
PPC version?
Like (1)
Version 3.0.1
Free

5.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.0 or later
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