5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 11, 2012 3:25 PM by Kappy
Bryceon44 Level 1 Level 1



I found a hidden disk image that I hid.  I can only see the image when using omni disk sweep.  When I click on the disk nothing happens.  There are 10gb of data on there I would like to acess.  Using omni disk sweep it does give me the option it looks to erase the disk, but I would like to see inside not erase. 


Any insight is greatly apreciated.


I have early 2008 macbook with snow lepord. 






  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10

    How did you hide it? Do just the opposite.

  • Bryceon44 Level 1 Level 1

    I hid using disk utility and password protected.  I named it " .english_final.dmg" trying to make it very unlikely someone would come across the file.  I may have selected option to make it not show up in search aswell.  In disk utility I think I accidently pressed delete or something and it dissapeared but did not end up in trash.  So i assumed it was gone forever until onmni sweep saw it. 


    is there a way using terminal to find it? 



  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10

    Well, unhiding the file may be easily done by renaming it by omitting the initial "dot/period." But if you've forgotten the password then you are pretty much out of luck.

  • Bryceon44 Level 1 Level 1

    How do I rename file?  I can only see the file in omnisweep.  I do know the password.  I am unclear on your directions. 


  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10

    Open the Terminal in your Utilities folder. Enter at the prompt:


    sudo mv /path_to_file/.english_final.dmg /path_to_file/english_final.dmg


    Press RETURN. Enter you admin password when prompted. It will not by echoed.


    Substitute the path to where the file resides for path_to_file in the command line.