Where's The "Library" Folder?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Catastrophe., Jul 21, 2011.

  1. Catastrophe. macrumors member

    Catastrophe.

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    I want to go into the core services folder but the Library folder is no longer there :confused:
     
  2. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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  3. cschmelz macrumors 6502

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    #3
    It is invisible so novice users don't muck with it.
     
  4. seong macrumors 65816

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    Strange thing. It used to be available under Snow Leopard.
    Open terminal, and enter the following command:
    defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES

    Then, type:
    killall Finder

    And press Enter.
    Now, you should be able to see all the hidden folders.
     
  5. AnonMac50 macrumors 65816

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    Or you could just press option when clicking Go in Finder.
     
  6. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    No need to enable seeing ALL hidden folders.

    If you want to unhide the ~/Library folder just:

    1) Open Terminal
    2) Type: chflags nohidden ~/Library

    Your Library folder will now be shown all the time.

    -Kevin
     
  7. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    That would be too easy. How would the person know which of the about 7 results to pick? :eek:
     
  8. seong macrumors 65816

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    thanks :) Just applied that.
     
  9. Typswif2fingers macrumors 6502

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    in Macintosh HD...

    Other folders are you can find there:

    Applications
    System
    User guides...
    Users
     
  10. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    I get that Apple is thinking of novice users here, but I think this decision is too drastic. There are too many reasons normal people need to use it. Steam puts its entire folder here, as does Crossover, and I imagine many other apps as well. A warning dialog (with an option to disable) would've been a better choice.
     
  11. Catastrophe. thread starter macrumors member

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    Yay :D Thank you.
     

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