Seeing Library folder on an external HD

brainwave89

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I am running Yosemite on my MBP and I need to see the Library folder (I want to see the contents of an email account) on an external hard drive that has Mavericks on it.
How can I view that folder in Finder?

The name of the hard drive is Macintosh HD

Thank you for looking.
 
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meme1255

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Finder way for System Library: Open -> Open Folder -> /ExternalHardDriveName/Library
For user Library: Open -> Open Folder -> /ExternalHardDriveName/Users/UserName/Library
Terminal way: open "path"
 

brainwave89

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Thank you meme1255.

After going to Terminal and opening its path I try CD volumes/macintosh HD/Users/Username/Library and I get Permission denied

How can I get permission?

Thank you.
 

fisherking

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can't you just go to the Library folder, make an alias, and copy the alias to the external drive? think that should work (and you can then delete the alias on Macintosh HD)

EDIT: just tried it, and it works...
 

meme1255

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Thank you meme1255.

After going to Terminal and opening its path I try CD volumes/macintosh HD/Users/Username/Library and I get Permission denied

How can I get permission?

Thank you.
Code:
cd /volumes/macintosh\ HD/Users/Username/Library
In terminal you need to use escape sequence for " " (space).

And for permission try:
Code:
sudo cd /volumes/macintosh\ HD/Users/Username/Library/
hit enter and enter your password
 

brainwave89

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Thank you meme1255 and fisher king. With your help I was able to access the information that was needed.

Cheers!