showing hidden files

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  1. Drich290195 macrumors 6502

    Drich290195

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    ok last one how do i get hidden system files in mountain lion to show thanks
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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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.
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    There are some utilities you can use to do this easily as well
    OnyX, DesktopUtility and TotalFinder are a few
     
  4. Drich290195 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Drich290195

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    cheers mate once i view them i cant open the folders for some reason any idea
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    What exactly are you trying to accomplish? It might help to start with that.
     
  6. Drich290195 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Drich290195

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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
     
  7. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I'm not an expert, but I'm gonna guess that has more to do with being incompatible than being hidden
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    That's not the way to migrate iTunes from Windows to your Mac.

    iTunes: How to move your music to a new computer
     

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