chflags nohidden in USB Hard Drive

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by fekkkin, Dec 14, 2016.

  1. fekkkin macrumors newbie

    Dec 14, 2016
    Hi all,
    I've recently inherited an iPod classic with thousands of songs on it, and to make sure I didn't lose it's contents, I've moved all the hidden audio files onto my Seagate 1TB drive. I'd rather not have all the hidden files on my mac be showing, so I've looked towards the 'chflags nohidden' command to change the folder to non hidden. However, whenever I put in the Hard Drive's path (which has plenty of spaces in it), it returns 'no such file or directory'. Any ideas?

  2. dsemf macrumors 6502

    Jul 26, 2014
    Are you escaping the spaces in the path? Either add a backslash before each space or put the path in quotes.

  3. KALLT macrumors 601

    Sep 23, 2008
    You can use path completion in Terminal. Just start typing the path and then press the tab key to fill in the rest. If there are multiple possible paths, then pressing tab twice will show you which way to go.
  4. fekkkin thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 14, 2016
    Thanks so much for that, I used KALLT's solution, and it came up with how you described it. Now I know what to do.

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