Library Missing From Home Folder

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Pndrgnsvc, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. Pndrgnsvc macrumors 6502

    Pndrgnsvc

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    #1
    I no longer have a Users/myname/Library within Lion, but it is present in my Snow Leopard volume.

    How do I get it back?:confused:
     
  2. kirky29 macrumors 65816

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    #2
    Open Terminal and type: chflags nohidden /Users/<Username>/Library

    Replace <Username> with your username.

    -- There's lots of threads on this :)
     
  3. Pndrgnsvc thread starter macrumors 6502

    Pndrgnsvc

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    #3
    I must be doing something wrong, I keep getting "no such file or directory."
     
  4. Beavix macrumors 6502a

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    #4
    In Finder click on the Go menu and then press the Alt key, you'll see Library appearing as an option in the drop down.
     
  5. Pndrgnsvc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #5

    That worked just as you said, many thanks.

    But is there a way to add it so that it is always visible when in List or Columns view?

    And just curious, is that normal and why did Apple do such a thing?
     
  6. paulsalter macrumors 68000

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    #6
    copy and paste the following into a terminal window, then drag it to the left pane to have it in there

    chflags nohidden ~/Library/
     
  7. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    #7
    Just type this into Terminal:

    Code:
    chflags nohidden ~/Library/
    and then press enter.

    The library folder should automatically reappear.

    And I suppose Apple did this to prevent users from deleting important files from it.
     
  8. Pndrgnsvc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #8
    That worked exactly as designed. Bravo!

    And all is again, right with the world. Well, thank's to you kind souls.:D
     

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