Invisible Items

Discussion in 'macOS' started by supermacdesign, Jun 20, 2006.

  1. supermacdesign macrumors member

    Feb 1, 2006
    I have never had this problem before but how do you make invisible items on the desktop visible? This is what happened. Out of Itunes I tried dragging a copy of a non-Itunes store song to the desktop so I could email it. It appeared to copy it (had the little green dupe arrow). But I get to my desktop and it's gone. I try to copy another this time directly from the itunes library but it tells me it can't "The Item cannot be replaced because it is invisible" What the hell does that mean?

  2. plinden macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2004
    Open Terminal, and type "cd Desktop", then "ls -la".

    Does the item show up then, perhaps a name preceded by a "."? You can rename this in Terminal by "mv <source> <destination>"
  3. Heb1228 macrumors 68020


    Feb 3, 2004
    Virginia Beach, VA
    I believe OnyX gives you to option to show or hide hidden files in Finder. TinkerTool is another option.

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