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Discussion in 'macOS' started by vitus, Jan 16, 2006.
i cannot find the option to display all the hidden files on the HD
where is it ?
I don't think it's possible in Finder. You must use the Terminal or a third party application.
I think you can turn it on for the Finder with TinkerTool.
Write the following in Terminal:
defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES
Then log out and back in (or just type "killall Finder" (without the quotes) in Terminal, that should restart Finder for you). If you want to hide those files again, replace YES with NO and repeat...
That's right. Tinkertool indeed has this option.
Nice tip. I didn't know that.
When I need to see files that are hidden, I use OnyX.
I usually use the "Open hidden..." feature in TextWrangler, myself, since most of the time I'm after a hidden file it's a text file that needs a bit of editing...
There's a widget somewhere (on the PC at work at the moment) which you can click to make files visible and then invisible again.
thanks for the help,
just two more questions -
which "file-viewer" do you use other than finder ? ... are there better tools out there ?
and another big problem:
i need to update the firmware on my mp3 hd player , but since it is a hidden folder, i CANNOT replace it !!!!!!!!! which sux extremely.
it says - i cannot replace the folder (with the updated) because its a hidden folder - WTF !!!!