Hidden files problem in Finder

Discussion in 'macOS' started by SnowSpyder86, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. SnowSpyder86 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    May 18, 2007
    #1
    Hi all,

    Last night i was researching how to see hidden files. I found the terminal command:

    default write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE

    and then

    killall Finder

    So, now i can see all hidden files. Now i want to hide them again, which i understand that you have to type the following in terminal:

    default write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE

    and then

    killall Finder

    This does not work, it still shows my hidden files. Ive tried a reboot, and have tried the commands several times. Someone PLEASE help, this is really annoying:mad:. THANKS!
     
  2. Guiyon macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2008
    Location:
    North Shore, MA
    #2
    It should be 'defaults' not 'default'. The below command works fine for me (I just tested it):

    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles NO
    or
    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE
     
  3. SnowSpyder86 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    May 18, 2007

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