Displaying hidden files in finder?

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  1. generik macrumors 601

    generik

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    Hi,

    I noticed that quite a lot of folders in my home directory (those that begins with a .) are not visible when I am browsing through in finder. Is there a way to enable the viewing of such files?

    I'm trying to back them up actually, but apart from using the command line it really seems like there is no other way, which is quite limiting :confused:
     
  2. Will Cheyney macrumors 6502a

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  3. generik thread starter macrumors 601

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  6. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Or use Terminal to give the command defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES, then restart Finder (e.g. by logging in and out, unless you've enabled Quit Finder).

    :D
     
  7. belvdr macrumors 601

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    I'll just say no way to do it, just to disagree. :D
     
  8. hookahco macrumors regular

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    or apple+option+esc and click relaunch finder.
    great command, by the way.
     
  9. iEdd macrumors 68000

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    Good Luck. Just remember they're hidden for a reason, so don't go around deleting random DS_Store files. :p
     
  10. belvdr macrumors 601

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    I'd much rather see someone delete a useless .DS_Store file than others.
     

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