Show hidden files in Mac OS X

Show hidden files in Mac OS X

Sometimes, you just want to know what hides in your disk!

This instructable will tell you how to view hidden files/folders in Mac OS X. Let’s get started!

Task 1: Open a terminal window

Show hidden files in Mac OS X

To open the terminal, navigate to your Applications folder in finder. Then open the utilities folder and then double-click Terminal.

Task 2: Run the defaults command

Now, run the following command:

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES && pkill Finder

This command will tell Finder to show hidden files and then restarts Finder.

Task 3: The Reverse: Hide hidden files/folders

Type the following command to hide hidden files:

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES && pkill Finder

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