How to view OS files in hidden folders?

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by macmesser, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. macmesser macrumors 6502a

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    The below OS standard files were erroneously flagged by my anti-virus program as malware infected. I would like to verify that the anti-virus did not quarantine or delete them but the files are apparently in a hidden folder. How can I view them?

    /Volumes/Boot/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/SpeechObjects.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/DictationServices.framework/Versions/A/Resources/animatedWhiteFill.ca

    /Volumes/Boot/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/SpeechObjects.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/DictationServices.framework/Versions/A/Resources/animatedBackground.ca
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    Well, I used ls command in terminal and verified that the files were still present. Is there a way to do this in the GUI? I guess not. Any way to do it would probably be more complicated rather than less. I guess I need to learn to use command line.
     
  2. PinballMagician macrumors newbie

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    Press “command+shift+.” at the same time to toggle between showing hidden files.
     
  3. ItWasNotMe macrumors 6502

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  4. Fishrrman macrumors G5

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    There is a file management utility called "Commander One" that comes in a free version.

    It will show you invisible files/folders, and let you manipulate them as required.

    "Pathfinder" can also do this.
     
  5. macmesser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. Will check it out.
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    Thanks for reply. I saw this in a Mac Life article once.
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    Thanks for tip.
     
  6. posguy99 macrumors 6502a

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    Also, lose the A/V application while you're at it.
     
  7. macmesser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for reply. What A/V app are you referring to?
     
  8. ItWasNotMe macrumors 6502

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    Your Anti-Virus, they aren't liked by some people. Still its your machine not posguy's.
     

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