A quick tip on how to hide all the numerous .asd files

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A quick tip on how to hide all the numerous .asd files

Post by Fanu » Tue Oct 06, 2015 4:48 pm

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Are all the .asd files created by Ableton Live cluttering up your sample folder view, too? Yeah, I know – it is annoying. We need them but we don't have to see them.
An easy tip on how to hide them on a Mac:
• do a search for .asd on the root of your HD to find them anywhere
• open Terminal and type "chflags hidden" (without quotes)
• drag and drop all the .asd files that Finder found onto Terminal window
• hit Enter

Boom. Now they're hidden.

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Re: A quick tip on how to hide all the numerous .asd files

Post by Tarekith » Tue Oct 06, 2015 5:18 pm

Great tip!

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Re: A quick tip on how to hide all the numerous .asd files

Post by [jur] » Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:49 pm

Nice, thanks!
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Re: A quick tip on how to hide all the numerous .asd files

Post by chapelier fou » Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:08 am

Sounds great.
But to be sure of what i'm doing, can you explain what "chflag hidden" does ?
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Re: A quick tip on how to hide all the numerous .asd files

Post by chapelier fou » Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:10 am

ok i got it. The drag & drop on terminal window hides the dropped files.
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Re: A quick tip on how to hide all the numerous .asd files

Post by CREMDELAKRUG » Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:39 pm

You can also set an Automator script to run that searches for .asd the hides all the selected files.

FInd Finder Items
any content with .asd

the Run Shell Script

while read f ; do
chflags hidden "$f"
done

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