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Ghost 2.0
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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
What's New
Version 2.0: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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RGaines reviewed on 13 Jan 2012
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!!
[Version 2.0]


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schmiegel reviewed on 11 Mar 2009
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.
[Version 2.0]

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GeorgeWS (developer) replied on 16 Mar 2009
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.
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Gorabit commented on 18 Feb 2009
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?
[Version 1.1]


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ridge commented on 13 Nov 2008
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.
[Version 1.1]

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GeorgeWS (developer) replied on 13 Nov 2008
Always a Pleasure ;)
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ridge commented on 11 Nov 2008
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!
[Version 1.1]

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Philip Allen commented on 12 Nov 2008
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.
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hotChick reviewed on 10 Nov 2008
One of many but only one, as far as I know, that lets you choose what you want hidden. Nice.
[Version 1.1]


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NaOH commented on 10 Nov 2008
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.
[Version 1.1]


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LordKokkei reviewed on 28 Oct 2008
Very nice app for hiding/unhiding files without having to go through the unix command. Saved me a lot of trouble fixing Apple's own errors. The drag and drop interface is clean and user friendly. Highly recommended for people who want to hide annoying system files or unhide system files to play with. Although the usage is rare and features are for very specific use, Ghost takes very little hard drive space. you will not regret keeping this in the utilities folder for future use.
[Version 1.0]


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ridge had trouble on 03 Apr 2009
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!
[Version 2.0]


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Gorabit had trouble on 28 Feb 2009
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.
[Version 2.0]


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tonroo had trouble on 19 Feb 2009
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
[Version 2.0]


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Version Downloads:3,900
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Free
Date:18 Feb 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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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 simply to remove things out of plain sight, and keep them out of mind when you don't want them in your way. Of course, if you wanted to be extra careful, you could encript a file with BitEncrypt then hide it... *Another Note* It is not a good idea for you to try to hide your hard drive with Ghost. Ghost can hide it, but can't unhide it. Never fear, if you DO hide something that ghost can't unhide, it can still be recovered. This all has to do with permissions; some files require your password to unhide. If you have encountered these problems and need help, contact § Support. Maybe some day in an update I'll make Ghost compatable with files that have different permissions. *More Important Than Those Other Dumb Notes* I swear to god, Ghost does NOT just hide a file by putting a period in front of its name, it actually uses the SetFile UNIX Executable to change its visibility attribute, if you have any clue what that means.


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