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How Do I Make the Adobe Folder Invisible In the Finder?

Adobe Creative Suite creates a folder called Adobe in my documents folder. If I delete that folder, it get created again the next time I use Adobe CC. I have a lot files and I like to organize them is specific fashion and it annoys me to have that folder always at the top of my Documents folder. Is it possible to hide a folder in Finder, in such a way that the folder remains in place but is invisible, like many other invisible files in the system.

Comments: 5 Responses to “How Do I Make the Adobe Folder Invisible In the Finder?”

    3 years ago

    I know exactly what you mean! I hate that too. Fortunately, you can change the location of the Adobe folder. You don't have to make it invisible.

    In the Creative Cloud app, go to Creative Cloud, Preferences. Then Syncing. There is a setting there for the location of the folder.

    But some apps also have a setting. For instance, Photoshop has one in Photoshop, Preferences, File Handling.

    3 years ago

    I tried that and it doesn't work. The folder keeps coming back up. I tested the apps I use most often (Bridge, PS, AI, LRC, AU) and of those, only Bridge and Premiere Pro seem to automatically generate the Adobe folder in Documents. I looked for a folder location option in those apps but couldn't find one.

    3 years ago

    Jean-Claude: Have you tried contacting Adobe support or searching in the Adobe forums? If you have narrowed it down to Bridge and Premiere Pro, at least you know you just need to figure those two out.
    As for making a folder invisible, you can do that in the terminal with the command chflags hidden. So you'd need to type that followed by the full path to the folder. It is best to simply type chflags hidden and then a space, and then drag and drop that Adobe folder into the Terminal window to paste the full correct path.
    If you want to try that, go ahead. Let me know how it works out and if the Adobe apps still seem to work properly.

    3 years ago

    This works perfectly! The annoying folder is gone and apps function normally.

    Yes I had researched this issue previously in Adobe Forums and it is annoying to many people, but there is apparently no solution. That's when I thought of hiding the folder, but I wanted to be sure it's safe to do it. It also seems to create serious headaches for OneDrive users.

    John Mainwaring
    2 years ago

    Brilliant - a few seconds and something that has irritated me for a long time is gone. Thank you!

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