Hidden files not showing

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  1. dakotaspurs, Feb 23, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2012

    dakotaspurs macrumors member

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    Hi guys,

    I need to play a slideshow on my SONY Bravia TV, so I have added all the photos I need on to a USB disc and have selected it to play on the TV, but it's coming up with loads of hidden files.

    Here's a pic:
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    Back in OS X 7.3 (which I have on my Mac), when I use the Terminal commands to show all hidden files, none of these files show up!

    These are the commands I have tried:

    defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES

    sudo defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
    killall Finder


    Does anyone know how I can find these files on the Mac and delete them so that my slideshow will work?

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    Bit of an update ... I have just tried TinkerTool as well and this does the same. It shows the .DS hidden file, but none of the image hidden files.
     
  2. 840quadra Moderator

    840quadra

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    Did you try to relaunch the finder?

    You often need to, in order for the settings to take effect for that application.
     
  3. dakotaspurs thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes I have relaunched the Finder each time I tried, that's how the .DS files became visible, but it does not show the invisible image files that come up on the TV.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    To show hidden files in Finder, enter the following two commands into a Terminal window (press enter after each line):
    defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
    killall Finder​
    To hide hidden files in Finder, enter the following two commands into a Terminal window (press enter after each line):
    defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE
    killall Finder​
    To locate hidden files without using Terminal commands, perform a search in Finder, then add to the search criteria like this:
    ScreenCap 2.PNG
     
  5. dakotaspurs thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks GGJ,

    But they are not working either, none of those files are appearing.

    I have found a work around.

    I imported the photos in to iPhoto, then exported them again directly to a folder on the USB disc I am using. This new folder doesn't have any of the hidden files showing that the original folder did and the slideshow works fine.

    Very strange.
     

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