Overwritten(???) hidden folder Terminal. Help.

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  1. DCWolfie, Nov 15, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2013

    DCWolfie macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I'll try keep it simple:

    I was hiding my second movie folder in Terminal from Plex using the command:

    Code:
    mv /Users/tsm121/movies/movies2 /Users/tsm121/movies/.movies2
    I som how managed to make a new folder and used the same command again. Now when i try to unhide it with this command:

    Code:
    mv /Users/tsm121/movies/.movies2 /Users/tsm121/movies/movies2
    Only the empty folder appears. I tried to delete the empty folder and rund the command again, but then I only get
    Code:
    No such file or directory
    .

    Also tried to show hidden files in finder ( with this command:
    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
    ), but the folder don't show up. :confused:

    I'll gladly give a cookie to the one who helps me! :)
     
  2. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    #2
    Try this :

    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles 1
    Hit Enter

    Code:
    killall Finder
    Hit Enter.
     
  3. DCWolfie thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    Nop :( . I can see another hidden folder I have, but not the specific "movie" folder.

    I think it's strange since it was around 50gb big, and that space is still used.

    (Thanks for helping btw.)
     
  4. w0lf, Nov 15, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2013

    w0lf macrumors 65816

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    #4
    My guess is you probably made a typo or something in the original mv and ended up putting the folder somewhere you didn't mean to.

    Next time try this if you want to hide something from plex.

     
  5. DCWolfie thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #5
    I've checked checked thoroughly through my last Terminal entries, and I have not misspelled anything :confused: . The folder should be in /Users/tsm121/movies/ , but I don't know exactly where.


    (Oh. Thanks. That's a bit more useful than Terminal for an unexperienced Terminaluser. )
     
  6. DCWolfie thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #6
    GOT IT!


    Terminal had put .movies into the second .movies folder which was in the trash.


    Thanks for the help guys!
     

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