Viewing hidden files and folders

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hajime, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. hajime macrumors 68030

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    Jul 23, 2007
    #1
    Hello, from xterm, I am able to see subfolders within subfolders in ~/
    However, I don't see these subfolders in Finder. Are they invisible folders? How can I view these folders under the Finder in 10.8.5? Please note that they are folders generated by a 3rd party program rather than by Mac OS. Thanks.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    May 16, 2008
    #2
    To show hidden files in Finder, copy and paste the following command into a Terminal window, then press enter:
    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE && killall Finder​
    To hide hidden files in Finder, copy and paste the following command into a Terminal window, then press enter:
    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE && killall Finder​
     

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