Display hidden files/folders in Finder

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Aardenon, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2011

    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.
  2. macrumors demi-god

    Feb 24, 2008
    Washington DC
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2011
  4. macrumors newbie

    Oct 7, 2011
    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 :eek:
    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.
  5. macrumors 604

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    Thanks to cbronfman.

    I knew there was a way in Lion but lost track then found it via search in this forum. One can find things if you take a few minutes to search!

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