Show hidden files in leopard

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Tom Foolery, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. Tom Foolery macrumors regular

    Oct 16, 2007
    Toronto, Canada
    ya so i need to acess some hidden files so i can get the music off of my ipod and onto itunes. how do i show hidden files.

    alternativly does anybody know any other way of ripping ipod music for free
  2. jauhari macrumors regular


    Mar 20, 2007
    Try this

    # defaults write AppleShowAllFiles -bool true
    # KillAll Finder
  3. iTim314 macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2005
    To go into more Detail, Open Applications -> Utilities ->

    If by some odd chance that script jauhari gave doesn't work (works different for some OSes I've found, not much experience with the Leopard Terminal), the alternative is:

    # defaults write AppleShowAllFiles YES
    # KillAll Finder

    To reverse, simply put NO for YES. Command may be case-sensitive.

    Be careful with Hidden files. Some are hidden for a reason...

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