Symbolic Links hidden

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by OiCecil, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. OiCecil, Jul 3, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2011

    OiCecil macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2009
    Installed the Lion GM yesterday (clean install) and the one thing that's bothering me is Symbolic Links.

    Every symlink I've made is hidden in finder. They show up in Open File dialogues etc, but otherwise they're hidden. The peculiar thing is that the below Terminal command doesn't unhide them.

    (I have used multiple methods to make the symlinks; they all create a hidden symlink.)

    chflags nohidden /Volumes/*volume*/*folder*

    Anyone have any ideas how I can unhide my symbolic links? I've looked around these forums and other websites to no avail.

    EDIT: I found that force-quitting the Finder caused the symbolic links to appear, and this only needs to be done once after each symlink has been made.
  2. ovrlrd macrumors 65816


    Aug 29, 2009
    Are you creating the symlinks in terminal? Because then that makes sense that Finder doesn't pick them up right away. This is not anything new with Lion, and it has always acted a bit weird when working on a terminal and making changes to files in Finder. Sometimes it picks them up right away, sometimes it doesn't.

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