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showing hidden files

Drich290195

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Apr 2, 2011
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ok last one how do i get hidden system files in mountain lion to show thanks
 

GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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To show hidden files in Finder, enter the following two commands into a Terminal window (press enter after each line):
defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles true
killall Finder​
To hide hidden files in Finder, enter the following two commands into a Terminal window (press enter after each line):
defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles false
killall Finder​
I recommend caution when dealing with system files. If you're not certain what you're doing, it's best to leave them alone.
 
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Drich290195

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Apr 2, 2011
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cheers mate once i view them i cant open the folders for some reason any idea
 
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Drich290195

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Apr 2, 2011
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yeah ok i copied a hidden directory from my itunes folder on my windows pc called apdata to my external hard drive. It contains my itunes backups so im trying to open that on my mac now and transfer it to my itunes on my mac
 
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