Mac OS X - Show hidden files in the Finder

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Mac OS X - Show hidden files in the Finder


To enable the display of hidden files and folders in Finder, follow the below procedure:
  • Open a terminal.
  • Enter the following command:
    • defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES
  • Reload the Finder, using the following command:
    • killall Finder
  • As you will notice, the hidden files and folders are now visible.

To disable this feature, run the following command
  • defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles NO

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Published by jak58. Latest update on August 13, 2014 at 08:07 AM by deri58.
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