how can i get my mac to display hidden files?

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  1. robins2001 macrumors member

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    hi, ive just got a few dvd-rs with some avi files on, they were burnt on a pc and show up fine on a pc but my mac wont display the files even though its reading the disks ok!

    is there anyway to show these files or copy them to my hdd or something?

    im using panther 10.3.4

    thanks

    ben
     
  2. Squareball macrumors regular

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    Download TinkerTool, it gives you the option of displaying hidden files in the finder. :D
     
  3. superbovine macrumors 68030

    superbovine

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    search the forms, there is a way to do it without software
     
  4. robins2001 thread starter macrumors member

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    hi thanks, tried but no luck

    i dont think its that the files are hidden because they show up on pc's but i think it has something to do with the fact the disk was burned on a pc, maybe some setting wasnt checked?

    does anyone have any ideas?
     
  5. belf8st macrumors member

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    if you want to view hidden files in a directory, open up terminal, change to the directory and use ls -a. this will list all files in a given directory including hidden ones. do a man ls to see all the switches.
     
  6. cb911 macrumors 601

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    LOL. i just realised that there are a couple of threads on hiding files and another couple on making hidden files visible.

    would be so funny if the hiding files thread was posted by a guy and then his girlfriend gets on MR and posts about making the hidden files visible. :D he he.
     

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