My mac says a file isn't there...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Zodthegod, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. Zodthegod macrumors newbie

    Mar 1, 2010
    I had a folder where I kept various files and currently it has gone missing. Yet when I go onto pages, it finds and can open the files. What's the problem and how do I fix it?

    Also on a side do I rehide hidden files?

    Thanks much appreciated.
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    If you can open a file with Pages, click File > Save As and look at the folder where it's saving it. That's where the document resides.
  3. stridemat Moderator


    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Um not sure what your problem is, but I can help you find your files.

    If you go into Pages and open the 'lost' files. Click File> Save As. It will now show the location of the lost file, the proceed to that location in finder.

    To re-hide hidden files go into terminal and type in "defaults write AppleShowAllFiles -bool false" (without the quotes, this is case sensitive) at the command. Relaunch the finder by typing in "killall Finder" without the quotes and remembering the case sensitivity.

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