View all files on USB drive

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by GtrDude, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. GtrDude, Mar 21, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2016

    GtrDude macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    I'm still relatively new to the world of Mac, so pardon my ignorance.

    I have a USB drive that I can see all the files when I plug it into my PC because in Folder Options I have "Show Hidden Files, Folders or Drivers" activated.

    Is there a way to have something similar on the Mac El Capitan?

    I'd like to be able to see all the cache and any hidden files on the USB when I plug it in the Mac as well, but I'd like to be able to turn this off and on.
    Nothing permanent.

    Thanks for your help.

    Just to add: I downloaded Tinker Tool and checked "Show Hidden and System Files" and I still can't see it.
     
  2. KALLT macrumors 601

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    Have you relaunched Finder after changing the setting in TinkerTool? Your thumb drive might not have any hidden files on it.
     
  3. GtrDude thread starter macrumors regular

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    Kallt, that was the key. Relaunching the Finder.
    Yes it had hidden files, the ones I said I saw when I plug it into my Windows computer.
    Thanks for your help.....awesome!
     

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