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Espionage => Espionage 3 => Topic started by: geoff.t on January 03, 2013, 08:33:38 AM

Title: Unlocked Esp. folders appear as open disk images
Post by: geoff.t on January 03, 2013, 08:33:38 AM
Hi

I've just upgraded from Esp. 2 where of course the unlocked Esp. folders appeared as Folder aliases.

But in Esp. 3 unlocked folders appear as open disk images.

Can I restore the behaviour of Esp. 2?
Title: Re: Unlocked Esp. folders appear as open disk images
Post by: zsolt on January 03, 2013, 08:24:53 PM
Hello, no you cannot. It used different mechanism and this is how it works. The Esp2 folder which were aliases in fact were again pointing to a disk image so I see no big difference. Can you explain why is this important to you?

Thanks and rgds
Zsolt
Title: Re: Unlocked Esp. folders appear as open disk images
Post by: geoff.t on January 04, 2013, 05:14:41 AM
Hi Zsolt

Thanks for your comment.

I liked the folder aliases because it seemed these made the "plausible deniability" more convincing.

Regards, Geoff
Title: Re: Unlocked Esp. folders appear as open disk images
Post by: zsolt on January 04, 2013, 07:48:04 PM
Thanks for your comment too, but I do not see your point, so if you could add a few more words to it, would be great.
Thanks
Zsolt
Title: Re: Unlocked Esp. folders appear as open disk images
Post by: geoff.t on January 05, 2013, 01:47:36 AM
Hi Zsolt

To develop this idea a little...

When I saw the v.2 folder aliases, I thought: "Well, this tells me that the contents of these folders live somewhere else on this hard drive, but since the contents become visible to me when I double-click on the aliases, and backup normally to external drives, everything must be normal."

But when (in v.3) I saw the open disk images, my thought was: "This looks as though something is being hidden, as I do not see any disk image files."

The difference between the above two responses lies in this: How plausible it is to say that something is being *hidden* from the user?

Frankly, I've been with MacOS since v.7.1 and become so accustomed to folders (and folder aliases) that the v.2 approach felt so familiar to me that I thought it was ingenious!

Cheers

Geoff
Title: Re: Unlocked Esp. folders appear as open disk images
Post by: zsolt on January 05, 2013, 08:22:02 PM
Hello Geoff, thanks for the clarification, I will create a record in our feature request list for future development, then it depends on the product manager if he implements it or not, but in any case, thanks a lot for your feedback.

Rgds
Zsolt