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Show Hidden Files in Mac OS X Finder

Tags:  Mac   
Created on Sat, 31 Mar 2012.
Last Modified on Sat, 21 Apr 2012.

Motivation Behind This Cheatsheet

for some silly reason, mac doesn't let you easily see hiden files...

The Cheatsheet

in the terminal you can use the commands:

Showing hidden files:

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE

killall Finder

Hide hidden files:

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE

killall Finder

Further Discussion

I copied this right out of brooksandrus's post to keep for my reference. It's more detailed there.

Sources:

http://www.brooksandrus.com/blog/2007/03/23/mac-os-x-show-hide-hidden-files-in-finder/


PLEASE let me know if I'm doing something wrong, or if you have any suggestions or requests~

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