Can't access hidden files, suddenly.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by inscrewtable, Jun 1, 2019.

  1. inscrewtable macrumors 68000

    inscrewtable

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    #1
    Command + Shift + period, doesn't work any longer, even the terminal command defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE doesn't work.

    What is up?

    running latest version of Mojave
     
  2. CoastalOR macrumors 68020

    CoastalOR

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    I'm running 10.14.5 and Command + Shift + period works fine for me. You might try the combo update for 10.14.5 or downloading the full installer and running it. Always make a backup before making a OS installation.
     
  3. Fishrrman macrumors P6

    Fishrrman

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    You might try a "finder alternative", such as "Forklift" or "Pathfinder", to see if they show you the invisible files...
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    i just tested and same here. OP are you sure you are hitting the correct keys? Are you maybe on a Windows keyboard and that mixed you up?
     
  5. chabig macrumors 603

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    Caps lock?
     
  6. tarsins macrumors 6502a

    tarsins

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    Are you looking for .DS_Store? These are no longer displayed even if other hidden files are.
     
  7. inscrewtable thread starter macrumors 68000

    inscrewtable

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    Well I"m not sure what is going on here. I get nothing. I've been using this for years, either with the keyboard shortcut or terminal. I know what I'm doing here, but nothing is happening. I everything else is fine. This is on a rMBP.
     
  8. Fishrrman macrumors P6

    Fishrrman

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    Just wondering... do you have an EXTERNAL USB keyboard you could plug in and try?
     
  9. chown33 macrumors 604

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    Try creating a new user account, and check it there.

    If it works in the new account, then the problem might be in Finder preferences, specifically a damaged Finder preferences file.
     

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