Originally Posted by macanoid™
thanks for the suggestion - unfortunately, no effect whatsoever. I'm lost here, really, nothing I try or do, the files remain visible, while they're supposed to be invisible. Weird!
That is strange, if you make a dummy file and use say File Buddy, are you able to make those files disappear?
A workaround you may be able to use is to add a .hidden file to the root directory and add the names of stuff that you want to be invisible.
You'd open a terminal and type:
open -e /.hidden
this will open the file in TextEdit. Then you add the names of files/folders that you want to be hidden so the file would look something like:
Once you're done, save the file and then reboot.
Also maybe check out xFile and see if that does a better job than File Buddy:http://rixstep.com/4/0/xfile.shtml