Show Invisible Files?

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  1. tjwett macrumors 68000

    tjwett

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    #1
    Is there a way to show all the invisible files in the Finder under Panther. I thought I remember seeing this feature somewhere in the OS itself but I can't remember where. Any ideas?
    Thanks.
     
  2. AmigoMac macrumors 68020

    AmigoMac

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    #2
    There are 2 ways...

    1- Terminal ... I'm not really sure about the right line...

    2-Finder .... go to ... /user/library/preferences/com.apple.finder.plist

    double-click and look for "Showallfiles", turn it ON and save, close, go to apple menu, force quit and relaunch Finder.

    I'm sure via terminal is faster but the right line is unknow for me... I'll google that.
     
  3. tjwett thread starter macrumors 68000

    tjwett

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  4. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    #4
    It's probably:

    defaults write com.apple.finder showallfiles 1

    And then to restart Finder:

    osascript -e 'tell application "Finder" to quit'

    Then click the Finder icon in the Dock.
     

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