Unable to change folder attribute to invisible

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Xiang Zhang

10 Feb, 2018 07:28 PM

Action: Click a folder, press Command-I to bring up properties window, uncheck hidden attribute box.

Result: Box gets unchecked. But half a second later, it automatically re-checks itself. I am the owner of the files and was never asked for permission (and shouldn't).

On which folders: A few data folders under dropbox, e.g. PastPresentations, nothing special.

Reproducible: Only happens on a few folders that were originally hidden by me a few years ago. I want to unhide them now. Reproducible after reboot and for several days now.

What I've tried: Quitting dropbox, moving those folders around, reinstalling Path Finder 7.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 10 Feb, 2018 08:23 PM

    Path Finder Support Team's Avatar


    Thanks for reaching out! 

    Please follow the instruction and check if the issue still persists: 

    1. Open your terminal and paste the following command to check if Path Finder has been slapped with the quarantined extended attribute:
      xattr /Applications/"Path Finder.app"

    2. If you see com.apple.quarantine returned as output from that last command, then go ahead and run this next command:
      xattr -d com.apple.quarantine /Applications/"Path Finder.app"

    You won't get any feedback or output from that command, but that's okay because you can just run the first command again to see for yourself if the com.apple.quarantine attribute shows up again. It shouldn't, and now Path Finder is freed from Apple quarantine jail. Restart your PathFinder now. 

    Let me know how it goes.

    Best Regards,
    Path Finder Support Team 

  2. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 10 Feb, 2018 08:23 PM.

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