Library and username/Library are gone.


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Dec 17, 2013
After installing the system update last night, my Library has disappeared from my sidebar and my user Library has disappeared from my username folder.

How do I bring both back? This "feature" is incredibly annoying that only serves to handicap me and waste my time.


macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
Your Library folders are hidden by default in Lion and later. To get to your /Library or /Users/yourusername/Library (also known as the ~/Library) folders in Lion and later:
  • 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 in Finder by entering the following command in Terminal, then press the Enter key:
    chflags nohidden ~/Library​
  • 18 ways to view the ~/Library folder in Lion
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