Locating a file

Discussion in 'macOS' started by apmc, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. apmc macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I'm new to Macs, so my apologies in advance if this is a stupid question. When I want to view items in my /usr/local folder, the only way I can figure out how to do so is via using the terminal. If, on the other hand, I go to

    GO -> COMPUTER -> MACINTOSH HD ,

    I cannot find this folder anywhere (and when I do I search for a file I placed in this folder via the terminal it comes up empty). How might I view this folder without using the terminal?
     
  2. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    They're hidden directories. Without Terminal you need to download an App like MacPilot (google it). In Terminal:

    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool YES
    killall Finder
     
  3. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

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    #3
    That folder is a system/hidden folder, so you can't get through it through the regular GUI. You can just use Go->Open Folder then enter the path, to get into it. If you want to see hidden folders/files you will need to download a utility like TinkerTool.

    TEG
     

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