LaunchAgents HELP!!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by woodaman09, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. woodaman09 macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2012

    I have been searching for about an hour now on this...

    I have a Mac Book Pro running 10.6.8 and I can access the LaunchAgents folder fine. I just got a mac mini and tried to set up a command .plist file and put it in the launchagents folder but I cannot find it.

    the mac mini has 10.7.2 on it and I have gotten the library to appear but still cannot access the launchagents. Could someone help me and tell me how to access this folder, or if there is a better way to do this?

    Thanks for the help in advance!

  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    • System Preferences > Accounts > yourusername > Login Items
      (Lion users: System Preferences > Users & Groups > yourusername > Login Items)

    • /Library/LaunchAgents/ and ~/Library/LaunchAgents/
      (Lion users: In Finder, click Go > Go to Folder > then enter the path)

    • /Library/StartupItems/
      (Lion users: In Finder, click Go > Go to Folder > then enter the path)

    Your Library folders are hidden by default in Lion. To get to your /Library or /Users/yourusername/Library (also known as the ~/Library) folders in Lion:
    • Launch Finder and click Go > Go to Folder and type: /Library or ~/Library
    • Hold the Option key while clicking the Go menu item, which reveals your ~/Library folder in the menu.
    • Make it permanently visible by entering the following command in Terminal, then press the Enter key:
      chflags nohidden ~/Library​
    • 18 ways to view the ~/Library folder in Lion
  3. woodaman09 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2012

    Thank you very much GGJ! I really appreciate it.

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