Hidden File Question Help? Imac 17inch

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  1. BigRed3373 macrumors member

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    How do you find the hidden files on the mac through terminal? What is the code? Thank You:D anyone help?

    Red
     
  2. PkennethV macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know how to using the Terminal...but you can just use TinkerTool
     
  3. lancestraz macrumors 6502a

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    Type "defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles ON" to show hidden files. Change "ON" to "OFF" to hide hidden files.
    After either of these command type "killall Finder" to restart the Finder.
     
  4. rhoydotp macrumors 6502

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    many ways! one way is to do a:

    find / -name '.*' -print
     
  5. lancestraz macrumors 6502a

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    Hey, rhoydotp, what does the command in your sig do?
     
  6. BigRed3373 thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks

    Well okay then thank you all for this information and i am still at loss i will let you know when i get it:cool:
     
  7. lancestraz macrumors 6502a

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    Still?
    OK, download this script (that I made) and run it, click the appropriate button and you're done.
     
  8. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    The best way (using just the terminal) is to cd to the directory in question and type "ls -lsa" without the quotes. That will list all the files in the said directory.
     
  9. BigRed3373 thread starter macrumors member

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    Still?
    OK, download this script (that I made) and run it, click the appropriate button and you're done.


    that didnt work it ssays wrong system i am running Tiger 10.4.9?
     
  10. BigRed3373 thread starter macrumors member

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    the tinkertool worked cool thank you all very much for the help:D :D :D :D :D :apple:
     

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