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amok-san

macrumors member
Original poster
Mar 12, 2008
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Hey all!

I have no idea when and how this came to be, but my home folder is hidden and no matter what I try, I can't unhide it.

- "sudo chflags nohidden" has no effect.
- Resetting disk permissions with diskutil has no effect.
- Tried with disabled SIP - no effect.
- Tried to unhide from root account - no effect.
- The account is not hidden.

MacOS 10.14.6

Anybody experienced the same or anybody with some suggestions?

Thx!
 

Fishrrman

macrumors Penryn
Feb 20, 2009
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Here's something to try. Won't cost anything. No promises.

Download Pathfinder 7 from here:

Open Pathfinder.

In Pathfinder's "view" menu, choose "show invisible files".

Now, use Pathfinder's window to navigate to the Users folder.

Can you see your home folder now?
(remember, Pathfinder is showing you the invisible files as well as the visible ones)

Try this next:
Click ONE time on your home folder to select it, then...

Go to Pathfinder's "file" menu, and in the "attributes" area, chose the "invisible" option. I think this may "toggle" the invisible folder back to "visibility".

Again, no promises.
But it won't cost anything to try.
 

amok-san

macrumors member
Original poster
Mar 12, 2008
85
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Hey, thanks a lot for the suggestion!

I tried, but the "hidden" attribute is greyed out with no possibility to change it.
I tried messing with the permissions to no avail.
 

dsemf

macrumors 6502
Jul 26, 2014
432
106
Hey, thanks a lot for the suggestion!

I tried, but the "hidden" attribute is greyed out with no possibility to change it.
I tried messing with the permissions to no avail.
Try the following in a terminal window.
Code:
xxxx:~ zzz$ cd /Users
xxxx:Users zzz$ ls -l
total 0
drwxrwxrwt  14 root    wheel   448 May  8 15:00 Shared
drwxr-xr-x+ 42 zzz     staff  1344 May 13 14:15 zzz
The command is el ess space dash el

DS
 

Taz Mangus

macrumors 604
Mar 10, 2011
7,815
3,504
Hey all!

I have no idea when and how this came to be, but my home folder is hidden and no matter what I try, I can't unhide it.

- "sudo chflags nohidden" has no effect.
- Resetting disk permissions with diskutil has no effect.
- Tried with disabled SIP - no effect.
- Tried to unhide from root account - no effect.
- The account is not hidden.

MacOS 10.14.6

Anybody experienced the same or anybody with some suggestions?

Thx!

Can you post a picture showing what you mean by your home folder is hidden. I have an idea but I first want some more information.
 

amok-san

macrumors member
Original poster
Mar 12, 2008
85
27
Can you post a picture showing what you mean by your home folder is hidden. I have an idea but I first want some more information.
Hey, thank you so much for getting back at me!

I figured it out myself, there was something messed up with the permissions, after I reset them I was able to unhide the folder.
 
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