can you make files not appear on the search bar or something (mac users)

#1
so i recently aqquired some "files" that i would rather not have anyone else see. They are JPG files and on the Macbook which i have when you look at the icon it shows a preview of hte image. So i tried renaming them to weird names like "}}}///" so it wouldnt come up on the search bar. unfortunatly everytime i press the letter p in the search bar they are the fist thing that comes up. This could be really bad if i am trying to get my parents to help me with photo booth or something. So is there a way i can edit the file so it wont come up in the search bar so the only way i can access it is by opening the folder in which its located?? help would be greatly appreciated here.
The Mitch Clem formula
1)make jokes about rancid and NOFX (as if they dont already make fun of themselves)
2)make obvious punk puns, possibly related to food
3)make fun of Rancid and NOFX again
4)??????
5)PROFIT (and an army of internet fanboys)
#2
Put them on a CD, or a memory stick, or a floppy disk. Put them in a hidden folder.
#5
Quote by LinkManDX
If you go to Folder Options, there might be an option for OS 10 to not index the folder they're in (I don't know exactly, I'm not on a Mac right now).

how do you go to folder options? when you right click the only thing they have is Get Info. Also the Folder itself is in a safe place. its just when i use the search bar all of its contents reappear.
The Mitch Clem formula
1)make jokes about rancid and NOFX (as if they dont already make fun of themselves)
2)make obvious punk puns, possibly related to food
3)make fun of Rancid and NOFX again
4)??????
5)PROFIT (and an army of internet fanboys)
#6
So, uh, what are you hiding?
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#8
Quote by E Daws
So, uh, what are you hiding?

porn
The Mitch Clem formula
1)make jokes about rancid and NOFX (as if they dont already make fun of themselves)
2)make obvious punk puns, possibly related to food
3)make fun of Rancid and NOFX again
4)??????
5)PROFIT (and an army of internet fanboys)
#10
Quote by bequickorbedead
System preferences > spotlight > privacy

We have a winner...

Do this.
#11
put all of them into a microsoft word document. Then name it like English paper 08
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#12
Quote by Fuzzbox91
*blah blah blah* unfortunatly everytime i press the letter p in the search bar they are the fist thing that comes up. *blah*(



thanks for sharing

i'm not familiar with mac


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#13
Quote by bequickorbedead
System preferences > spotlight > privacy

done. thanks.
The Mitch Clem formula
1)make jokes about rancid and NOFX (as if they dont already make fun of themselves)
2)make obvious punk puns, possibly related to food
3)make fun of Rancid and NOFX again
4)??????
5)PROFIT (and an army of internet fanboys)
#14
just right click and go to "hide files"

oh **** sorry. no right click button on those macs.


-mroe
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#15
Quote by mroe
just right click and go to "hide files"

oh **** sorry. no right click button on those macs.


-mroe


Uh, yes there is

Only, if you are using a standard Mac one-button mouse, then it's ctrl+click.
#16
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You could just go on the internet without saving porn to your computer.


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#17
Quote by mroe
just right click and go to "hide files"

oh **** sorry. no right click button on those macs.


-mroe

Woops, you've fallen into that silly little trap of talking about something you obviously have no idea about!
Doing this makes you look very stupid, ignorant and many other words that basically mean you know nothing.

Mac mice have two buttons and they have done for years, they look like they've got one but in fact they've got two. It's clever - something you obviously aren't.
#18
right click on the file they're in, to to 'get info', and under 'ownership & permissions' scroll down that little list and click 'no access.' then if they click on the folder they can't open it, and if they search the name of a pic, the only thing they can see -even if they click on the picture- is the picture of the icon. If the icon for the picture is a preview, you'll have to do something else.
#19
Quote by mroe
just right click and go to "hide files"

oh **** sorry. no right click button on those macs.


-mroe

I love it when people make complete asses out of themselves <3
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