|Aug 10, 2011, 05:40 AM||#1|
Unhide Library folder on external HDD
Long story short; Lion corrupted my disk, so i'm moving back to SL. I'm going to restore my HDD back to the state before I installed Lion. However before doing so i'd like to recuperate all the "new" files i created while using Lion.
Some of these files are located in my library folder.
How do you unhide the library folder when it's located on an external HDD rather than in your Home folder.
Hope this question makes sense, if you guys need more details please let me know.
Last edited by rstepa; Aug 10, 2011 at 05:41 AM. Reason: spelling mistake
|Aug 10, 2011, 06:56 AM||#2|
This is easy to do with the Terminal, no matter WHERE the ~/Library folder is located. There's a terminal command called chflags, which is what you need to use here. It takes 2 arguments: flag to set or unset, and the file/folder to perform the operation on. The flag you want is nohide. To get the folder name, drag and drop the parent folder of the Library folder you wish to unhide to the Terminal window (this could be the root of the external drive), then append /Library to the end of that path you get, removing the space Terminal inserts for you at the end.
To summarize, and give an example:
Let's say your external is called "External HDD", and the Library folder in question is located within a folder on that disk called "rstepa". In that case, the full command would be:
chflags nohide /Volumes/External\ HDD/rstepa/Library
iMac Intel (Rev H, 27"), 1TB HDD, 16GB RAM, 10.8.4
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