Hidden files

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by multinode, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. multinode macrumors regular

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  2. mheidt macrumors member

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    #2
    defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES
     
  3. LPZ macrumors 65816

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    And then you need to relaunch Finder!

    So here's a complete solution: Open Terminal (in Utilities) and enter

    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES; killall Finder
    (Replace YES with NO to undo the change.)
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    If you only need to see hidden files for a search, but don't want them always displayed, you can simply do a search in Finder and add hidden files as a search criteria:
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  5. multinode thread starter macrumors regular

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