Open Hidden Files

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by danyull, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. danyull macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2013
    Is there a way another way to open hidden folders besides right click -> open?

    I would rather just double click it just like non-hidden folders.
  2. benwiggy macrumors 68020

    Jun 15, 2012
    Do you mean "hidden", i.e. invisible folders, or "Packages", such as applications, which are in fact folders containing many files inside? It sounds like you're talking about packages.

    A folder is a package when a specific bit is set in the folder's meta-data on the disk. Usually, things need to be packages for them to work properly.

    AFAIK, there is no setting for the Finder to treat packages as folders. The Terminal treats them as normal folders, though.

    Do you find yourself going into packages a lot....? :p
  3. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816


    Nov 27, 2010
    If you "show hidden files" on Mountain Lion or Mavericks(not sure about before that) you can't just double click on a hidden folder to look inside it. You have to right click and select Open, or else use CMD+O.
  4. bkribbs macrumors 65816

    Jan 15, 2012
    This might be the stupidest feature ever. Couldn't figure out why I couldn't open it.
  5. danyull thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2013
    I save shsh blobs quite frequently and like to keep them managed so I go into the .shsh folder a lot.

    But I guess there isn't another way besides right click open. Thanks for the help though. :)

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