Help Please

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by BWhaler, Dec 5, 2004.

  1. BWhaler macrumors 68020

    BWhaler

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    #1
    Hi,

    Is there way a way to see and delete hidden files in OSX without going into the terminal?

    Thank you for your help.
     
  2. Half Thought macrumors newbie

    Half Thought

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    #2
    I don't believe you can. There may be a piece of freeware that does this though (I take it you've already had a look for one).
     
  3. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

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    London, England
    #3
    Open up terminal and enter this:

    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles ON

    Log out, and log back in and you should be able to see everything, to turn it off:

    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles OFF ;) again, log out, log in.
     
  4. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

    Duff-Man

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    #4
    Duff-Man says....look for the freeware "TinkerTool" - it has an option to show/hide hidden files. Oh, and please try to title your threads with something more descriptive than "help".....oh yeah!
     
  5. StarbucksSam macrumors 65816

    StarbucksSam

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    Washington, D.C.
    #5
    There's also a neat program you can find on versiontracker.com called ShowAll. There was another one I used to use - but I forget what it was called. Drat.
     

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