trying to fix mistake using Hide Folders

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by maputodave, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. maputodave macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I may have screwed myself. I used a common application, Hide Folders, to hide a folder on an external drive. Today, while using the Hide Folders app, I eliminated that folder's icon from the graphic window. Now when I try to find that folder using the same application, it's nowhere to be seen. Anybody know how to go into the guts and find this folder again? Thanks for any pointers.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

    MacDawg

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    #2
    Have you tried the Terminal commands?

    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
    killall Finder
    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE
    killall Finder
    
    You can set it up as a script
     
  3. maputodave thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    Thanks, MacDawg

    MacDawg, you saved me. Worked like a charm. I'm obviously new to macs, having just returned to them after 20 years on PCs. One thing I love about the mac is the great community, full of knowledgeable and helpful people. Much appreciated.
     

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