Ghost
Ghost
3.0

5.0

Ghost free download for Mac

Ghost

3.0
09 March 2012

Create and view hidden files.

Overview

Ghost helps with all those files on your computer that you can't see. Apple has conveniently 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.

What's new in Ghost

Version 3.0:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.6.6 or later running on a 64-bit Intel processor

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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10 Ghost Reviews

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Naoh
10 November 2008

Most helpful

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
RGaines
14 January 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!!
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Version 2.0
Ridge
03 April 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!
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Version 2.0
Gorabit
28 February 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.
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Version 2.0
Tonroo
19 February 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
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Version 2.0
Gorabit
19 February 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?
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Version 1.1
Ridge
13 November 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.
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Version 1.1
1 answer(s)
Georgews
Georgews
13 November 2008
Always a Pleasure ;)
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Version 1.1
Ridge
11 November 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!
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Version 1.1
Hotchick
10 November 2008
One of many but only one, as far as I know, that lets you choose what you want hidden. Nice.
Like (2)
Version 1.1
Naoh
10 November 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.
Like (3)
Version 1.1
Lordkokkei
29 October 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.
Like (2)
Version 1.0