File is invisible how can i find it?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by pulsewidth947, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. pulsewidth947 macrumors 65816


    Jan 25, 2005
    I downloaded a file the other day to my external lacie drive but now I cant find it. Or rather I cant see it. I know the path to the file:
    /Volumes/LACIE/Downloads/file.wmv which if I type into VLC or WMP it works fine. However if I look for the file its nowhere to be seen!!

    I've tried searching in spotlight which didnt help. I dont know how to use terminal very well or I'd try find it like that.

    If I use Azureus to set an automatic download point it finds a folder called Volumes, with aliases inside for my internal and external drive, but theres also a folder named LACIE, but I dont know how to get to this hidden Volumes folder!

    Can anyone offer any advice?
  2. Lacero macrumors 604


    Jan 20, 2005
    Use Finder search and add the Visibility attribute in search options. That should help.

    Here's to the Crazy Ones [​IMG]
  3. pulsewidth947 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jan 25, 2005
    Couldnt work out how to get finder search. All I could see in finder was the usual spotlight search

    I worked out how to use terminal tho (from my dos knowledge)! In my root folder there was a folder called /Volumes/ which contained 3 things. My internal disk "Mac HD", my external "LACIE 1" and a folder "LACIE" inside this folder was the hidden file so I just used the mv command to move it to my desktop.

    Now I know its safe I'll restart and hope that it gets rid of this wierd LACIE folder!
  4. GigaWire macrumors 6502

    Dec 25, 2001
    You can also use the "Go to folder..." command in the Finder if you know the path of what you are looking for. It is listed under "Go" in the Finder menu bar.
  5. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Download TinkerTool to enable hidden file viewing and lots of other goodies.
  6. pulsewidth947 thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jan 25, 2005
    Thanks for that.. I couldnt work out the real location for the Go To Folder thingy. I'll try TinkerTool when I get home!
  7. EricHitchmo macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2006
    How did Tinkertool work out?

    I have the same issue with the invisible Volumes folder.

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