Bashattack

Bashattack

Technology. Food. Gaming. Videos. Anything. What more could you want?!

Show Hidden Files in Mac OS X

While trying to recover some files from the Library folder on my Time Machine Backup tonight I discovered that the Library is hidden by default in newer version of Mac OS X. There are two ways around this: 1) Use the Cmd+Shift+G shortcut to open the location of the Library folder. 2) Show hidden files. I chose option two.

Terminal code for Mac OS X: defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES killall FinderTo show hidden files in Mac OS X open the terminal and type in these two lines:

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES
killall Finder

This will set the show all files flag to yes and restart Finder. Sick of seeing all those hidden files? Simply repeat the process above, replacing YES with NO.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>