Inside Public folder there is a folder called "Drop Box" (I'm not talking about dropbox.com) which is used for network/sharing purpose. Since I only use the machine locally, I would like to delete that folder, but doesn't matter how many time you delete or hide it, it keeps appear again.

Any tip?


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You can hide it from from Finder by setting the hidden flag with Terminal

chflags hidden /path/to/folder/

and if you want to remove the flag

chflags nohidden /path/to/folder/
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    That's the right answer. Just as some added info, if want to see hidden folders/files in Finder, go to Terminal and enter defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE and killall Finder. To hide them again: defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE and killall Finder again.
    – TJ Luoma
    Jun 9, 2013 at 6:31

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