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    Access files on .sparseimage disk
    Hi guys,

    A while back I created a 100MB capacity .sparseimage file that I could password protect, where I could store some sensitive files.

    I haven't opened it in a while, and now, when I open the disk and correctly type in the password, I am just shown a blank disk with no files on it (see attached 'picture 1').

    It might be the case that I moved all of the files off the disk (I can't remember), but if I click on 'get info', it shows there are still 61MB used on the disk (see attached 'picture 2'). Which makes me think they might be there somewhere, I just can't see them.

    Is there a way I could have hidden them? Does anyone know how I might reveal them? Or is there another explanation for why it appears as though 61MB of capacity is being used?

    Would really appreciate any help. Cheers!
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    Access files on .sparseimage disk
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    While it is possible to have hidden the files, here’s how to show hidden files, How to Show Hidden Files on MacOS with a Keyboard Shortcut, maybe your trashed the files, but didn’t empty the trash?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ferrarr View Post
    While it is possible to have hidden the files, hereís how to show hidden files, How to Show Hidden Files on MacOS with a Keyboard Shortcut, maybe your trashed the files, but didnít empty the trash?
    Hi ferrarr,

    Weirdly, I have just looked in my trash, and all of the files that I thought would be in the sparseimage file were there.

    I have no idea how they got there, because the last time I opened that sparseimage file was years ago, and I looked in my trash a few days ago for a different reason - and definitely didn't see all those files. Something must have happened that I've missed.

    Anyway - thanks a lot for the suggestion.

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    Access files on .sparseimage disk
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    When you either eject a disk (image) or the disk is not mounted, it will not show the files from that disk, in the Trash. Each disk has it’s own Trash.
    -- Bob --
    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

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