Display hidden files/folders in Finder

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

  1. Aardenon 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. cbronfman macrumors 6502

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

    Feb 11, 2011
  4. JohnMacArts 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. old-wiz macrumors G3

    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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