Resolved How do unhide the User/library directory (for 10.11 and up)

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by Hugh, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. Hugh macrumors 6502a

    Hugh

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    #1
    I know this question is asked many times which is why I did a search. I did do a search but I don't think I was putting the right search words in because I couldn't find anything that explained it in layman's terms. LOL

    How the do you unhide the ~user/library directory so you don't have to use the Command-Option combo to get it to show under go. I would like it to show up while I am booted into other Mac OS's. For example 10.10, 10.12.

    There used to be a terminal you could use the would unhide it. Is there still??

    =Hugh
     
  2. hwojtek macrumors 65816

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    In Finder, click "Go" menu, choose "Home".
    Click "View" menu, choose "Show View Options"
    Check "Show Library Folder" on the bottom.
     
  3. Hugh thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Hugh

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    #3
    Ooo.. That makes things so much simpler!!

    THANK!!! :)

    =Hugh
     
  4. Shirasaki macrumors 604

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    What I do is to unhide system files and hidden folders. This also includes user library folder.
     
  5. Hugh thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Hugh

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    But does still show up if you boot up with another startup disk?

    =Hugh
     
  6. KALLT macrumors 601

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    Yes. It removes the hidden-flag from the directory. Finder recognises this on other disks too.
     
  7. Hugh thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Hugh

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    I'm a bit confused to unhide the library on the other Mac OS startups, I will have to do this to them. I noticed it's not show their library folder right now and I don't have the option to do so with other startup disks (that I'm not booted into).

    =Hugh
     
  8. KALLT macrumors 601

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    You can do it in Terminal. Make sure you have the path to the volume, e.g. /Volumes/MySecondDisk. You can find these paths with the “df” command.

    Then just enter this command (and replace MySecondDisk and MyUser accordingly):
    Code:
    chflags nohidden "/Volumes/MySecondDisk/Users/MyUser/Library/"
     

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