'Unhiding' folders

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by okizen, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. okizen macrumors member

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    #1
    How do I 'unhide' folders, specifically the Private folder, permanently in Mac Lion?

    Thanx.
     
  2. Partron22 macrumors 68000

    Partron22

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    #2
    In Terminal:

    sudo chflags nohidden /private/

    The folder will likely go back to hidden each time you update Lion, at least that's how it works with the user Library.

    To undo, use sudo chflags hidden /private/
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    #3
    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​
     

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