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Archived - Final Cut Pro X 10.0.9: Hiding events and projects

In some cases, you may need to hide events or projects from view in Final Cut Pro X 10.0.9.

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Hiding Final Cut Pro X events

For events stored on your startup drive:

  1. Choose Quit Final Cut Pro from the Final Cut Pro menu.
  2. In the Finder, choose Home from the Go menu.
  3. Open the Movies folder.
  4. Open the Final Cut Events folder.
  5. In the Finder, choose New Finder Window from the File menu.
  6. In the Finder, choose Home from the Go menu.
  7. Open the Movies folder.
  8. In the Finder, choose New Folder from the File menu.
  9. Name the folder "Final Cut Events - Hidden" (without quotations).
  10. Open the "Final Cut Events - Hidden" folder.
  11. Drag the events that you'd like to hide from the Final Cut Events folder into the "Final Cut Events - Hidden" folder you just created. 
  12. When you open Final Cut Pro X, the events that you moved to the "Final Cut Events - Hidden" folder will not be visible in the Final Cut Pro X Event Library.
  13. To make any hidden event visible again, quit Final Cut Pro X and move the event out of the "Final Cut Events - Hidden" folder and back into the Final Cut Events folder.

For events stored on other hard drives:

  1. Choose Quit Final Cut Pro from the Final Cut Pro menu.
  2. In Finder, navigate to the root level of the hard drive(s) you use to store your events.
  3. Locate the Final Cut Events folder on that hard drive.
  4. Open the Final Cut Events folder.
  5. In Finder, navigate to the root level of the hard drive(s) you use to store your events and projects. Be sure that the Final Cut Events folder is still open in it's own window and that you are navigating to the root level of your hard drive in a new window.
  6. In the Finder, choose New Folder from the File menu to create a new folder on the root level of the hard drive(s) you use to store your events and projects.
  7. Name the folder "Final Cut Events - Hidden" (without quotations).
  8. Drag the events that you'd like to hide from the Final Cut Events folder into the "Final Cut Events - Hidden" folder you just created.
  9. When you open Final Cut Pro X, the events that you moved to the "Final Cut Events - Hidden" folder will not be visible in the Final Cut Pro X Event Library.
  10. To make any hidden event visible again, quit Final Cut Pro X and move the event out of the "Final Cut Events - Hidden" folder and back into the Final Cut Events folder.

Hiding Final Cut Pro X projects

For projects stored on your internal startup drive 

  1. Choose Quit Final Cut Pro from the Final Cut Pro menu.
  2. In the Finder, choose Home from the Go menu.
  3. Open the Movies folder.
  4. Open the Final Cut Projects folder.
  5. In the Finder, choose New Finder Window from the File menu.
  6. In the Finder, choose Home from the Go menu.
  7. Open the Movies folder.
  8. In the Finder, choose New Folder from the File menu.
  9. Name the folder "Final Cut Projects - Hidden" (without quotations).
  10. Open the "Final Cut Projects - Hidden folder".
  11. Drag the projects that you'd like to hide from the Final Cut Projects folder into the "Final Cut Projects - Hidden" folder you just created. 
  12. When you open Final Cut Pro X, the projects that you moved to the "Final Cut Events - Hidden" folder will not be visible in the Final Cut Pro X Project Library.
  13. To make any hidden project visible again, quit Final Cut Pro X and move the project back into the Final Cut Projects folder.

For projects stored on other hard drives:

  1. Choose Quit Final Cut Pro from the Final Cut Pro menu.
  2. In Finder, navigate to the root level of the hard drive(s) you use to store your projects.
  3. Locate the Final Cut Projects folder on that hard drive.
  4. Open the Final Cut Projects folder.
  5. In Finder, navigate to the root level of the hard drive(s) you use to store your projects. Be sure that the Final Cut Projects folder is still open in it's own window and that you are navigating to the root level of your hard drive in a new window.
  6. In the Finder, choose New Folder from the File menu to create a new folder on the root level of the hard drive(s) you use to store your projects.
  7. Name the folder "Final Cut Projects - Hidden" (without quotations).
  8. Drag the projects that you'd like to hide from the Final Cut Projects folder into the "Final Cut Projects - Hidden" folder you just created.
  9. When you open Final Cut Pro X, the projects that you moved to the "Final Cut Projects - Hidden" folder will not be visible in the Final Cut Pro X Project Library.
  10. To make any hidden project visible again, quit Final Cut Pro X and move the project back into the Final Cut Projects folder.

 

Last Modified: Dec 19, 2013
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