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

Post by sqyttles » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:06 pm

I've used this one-liner on my Mac using with Bash 5 and iTerm:

sudo find /path/to/samples/ -name "*.asd" -exec chflags hidden {} \;

Replace "/path/to/samples/" with the path to your sample folder, of course. ;)

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

Post by dedmunds » Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:29 pm

doest this trick work for all newly created asd files or just the ones already on your computer?

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

Post by baseinstinct » Sun Mar 14, 2021 1:58 am

Anyone know how to do that on windows?

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

Post by tomasmark79 » Wed Mar 17, 2021 2:52 pm

Windows 10

win+r - enter cmd enter

Then in Windows Console ...

Code: Select all

C:\Users\tomas>cd ..

C:\Users>cd ..

C:\>attrib.exe +h /s *.asd

F:\

F:\>attrib.exe +h /s *.asd
And so on ...
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Re: A quick tip on how to hide all the numerous .asd files

Post by baseinstinct » Thu Mar 18, 2021 3:31 am

really cool, thx

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

Post by holygroove! » Fri May 28, 2021 7:02 am

can anyone advise how to undo this process? just incase something gets broken and you need to unhide everything again

edit: ok figured it out so here's a few points for guidance

-don't press enter after typing "chflags hidden". drag & drop files, then press enter.

-this won't hide files if you search for them, so searching ".asd" will always show the files, even though they are hidden in folders

-so to make them visible again, type "chflags nohidden", search ".asd", drag & drop the files you want visible and press enter

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