The Information Systems and Computer Applications examination covers material that is usually taught in an introductory college-level business information systems course.

Unfortunately ‘chflags hidden’ does not work on symbolic links for some reason, so you have to use SetFile which is installed as part of Developer Tools …

Move folders that are expected in specific locations

Quite a few badly written apps like to create folders in specific locations, and expect them to be there and nowhere else. For example, my ~/Documents folder contains items such as ‘Microsoft User Data’, ‘Steam Content’, ‘TomTom’, etc. Some even create folders in your home directory or worse, at the root level of the hard disk!

Sometimes you can set a different location in the preferences of the application, but sometimes there’s just no way. If you move the folder, the application will become hopelessly confused and/or create a new copy where it expects it. You can make these folders invisible, but then you can’t easily access them anymore. To move the folder wherever you want to move it to (for example, into a separate ‘User Data’ folder), create a symbolic link where the app expects it, and then hide the link.

Unfortunately ‘chflags hidden’ does not work on symbolic links for some reason, so you have to use SetFile which is installed as part of Developer Tools …

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