Help needed with lost folder

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by djwill13, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. djwill13 macrumors newbie

    Nov 26, 2013
    I renamed a folder with the file extension: .onetwothree in attempts to hide it from my desktop and search bar. Only problem is...I seriously can not locate the folder any more. Is there anything I can do to locate it now?

    Thanks in advance for any help
  2. djwill13 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 26, 2013
    Anybody? If this is in the wrong section, I appologize. I could REALLY use some help with this though.
  3. priitv8 macrumors 68040

    Jan 13, 2011
    Dot-name files are hidden in Finder (Unix convention). So you have the following options:
    1) Enable Finder Show Hidden files
    2) Use command line (Terminal) to rename folder back if you know it's exact location
    3) Use the find command in Terminal to search through the disk to locate the file/folder
  4. djwill13 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 26, 2013
    Thanks so much for your help. Unfortunately, I still can not locate the folder. I tried the first method, but couldn't find the file. Before renaming, I moved the file to my desktop. Option 1 allowed me to see all the hidden files (they were kinda dimmer than regular files), so I know it worked. Just couldn't locate what I was looking for. Is it possible I did something wrong?

    Option 2, I know I moved it to the desktop, and I believe I know the name of the folder (I know I know some of the sub folder names). This was all before I renamed it of course. So my question is, how would I rename it if I can't find it?

    Option 3; when I ran "find" I got a lot of "permission denied" that normal? I also tried "locate", but got nowhere.
  5. syfoon macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2010
    I use an app on the MAC app store called EasyFind. I know it has options for searching invisible files and folders. Maybe it wouldn't hurt to try? Good luck.

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