|Sep 3, 2011, 08:08 AM||#1|
Display hidden files/folders in Finder
How can I display all hidden files and directories in Finder? I need to access /Users/<username>/Library/<something> but I can't see the Library folder. However if I try to create one with the same name, it says it is already in use.
Appreciate all help. Thanks.
|Sep 3, 2011, 08:29 AM||#2|
In terminal - enter
chflags nohidden ~/Library
I think if you do chflags nohidden ~/ all hidden folders will be "not hidden."
Mac Mini 2012 16GB RAM, 1T fusion drive, 30" ACD, MBA 11" 2010, iPhone 5S 64 GB AT&T, iPad Mini WiFi + Cellular 32GB Verizon
|Oct 7, 2011, 07:30 PM||#4|
another solution for hidden files
Download Text Wrangler - it's free. It has an option to open, view and edit hidden files. The advantage is you don't have to toggle on/off your hidden files. What if for example you set your mac to display hidden files and you cat should decide to take a walk on your keyboard somehow deleting a file
using an app to view and edit selectively is a more convenient and secure way of managing it. I don't work for Text Wrangler and I'm sure other programs will work, it's just what I use.
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