MacBook Pro :: How To Show Hidden Files On OS X 10.5.8

Mar 27, 2012

How to show hidden files / folders on mac book pro os x 10.5.8

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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Mac Pro :: How To Show Hidden Files

Jun 3, 2012

I'm trying to copy ACL files from msword to get my auto-correct files installed and was given instructions which dont follw it- as all full the address train is not visible?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Show Hidden Files

May 21, 2012

I did a search for a downloaded file. Result came back Home>Library>Filename. Cool. Problem is this: When I go to Home, there is no file named Library, nor is there a mail downloads file. Is the file hidden and, if so, how do I show it?

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Intel iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Show A Hidden Folder In Finder?

Apr 4, 2012

How to show a hidden folder in finder?I've lost Library in /users/~/; can get it only with Terminal.app; want to see it in finder.

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iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Air :: How Do I Remove Hidden Files

Aug 20, 2008

My MacBook Air shows that I am using about 44gb. However, when I calculate each folder, they total only 30gb. I am assuming that the difference is made up of hidden/deleted files. How do I find and delete unnecessary hidden files.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Find Hidden Movie Files On MacBook

Apr 28, 2012

I've deleted all the movies from my mac and when I open my system profile it shows I have 42GB of movies somewhere hidden on my macbook. I've tried searching .mov in my spotlight (which yields nothing) and manually searching through the iTunes folder and movies folder (which are empty).Where I can find these hidden movie files -- 42gb is pretty hefty.

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MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X :: Searching For Hidden Files?

Oct 13, 2010

How do I search for hidden files and system files like .plists? I have made hidden files visible in Finder but it still doesn't search for them.

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OS X :: How To See Hidden Files In Finder

Dec 24, 2008

Last night i was researching how to see hidden files. I found the terminal command:

default write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE

So, now i can see all hidden files. Now i want to hide them again, which i understand that you have to type the following in terminal:

default write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE

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OS X :: How To Hide Hidden Files

Aug 2, 2010

I was messing around in the Terminal and accessed root [sudo -s]

I assumed root access would end upon closing the terminal, but I guess not.

I can see all my hidden files (e.g., mach_kernal). How do I disable root and get back to not being able to see my hidden files?

I've learned my lesson - never mess around with things you don't understand.

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OS X :: How Do You Delete Hidden Files On A System

Jan 7, 2011

Might seem like a stupid question, but I have an SD card with hidden files filling it up to capacity. I want to delete these but I can't. I can see them, but when I hit delete it makes that noise that says you cant do this, and I cannot drag to the bin either.

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OS X :: Lamesecure V0.8 May Have Hidden My Files But Now Showing

Feb 9, 2009

i downloaded lamesecure and put a password on a folder. for whatever reasons i took the password off and now when i open the folder my files aren't there. Only a contents folder is now showing, But the folder still says the original size of 2.7g.

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OS X :: Rant Over Hidden Files And Folders

Mar 8, 2009

Namely: Library and its contents. If Windows can do it, I'm confident Leopard 10.5.6 can too. None of the myriad permutations of the below Terminal command work.

Code:
# defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool TRUE
# KillAll Finder
When I "search this Mac" in the Finder or querry Spotlight, I want nothing but nothing excluded from results. I am not a computer retard in danger of ruining my OS through hasty file relocation or deletion. I want my search returns to include even the most sensitive system files which, if accidentally deleted, would cause my Mac Pro to reach out through my monitor and stab me in the face.

Folder example: There are several folders called "Mozilla" on my system, and yours if you use Firefox. Good luck finding a folder called "Mozilla" using the Finder or Spotlight. You'll have to know where it is and manually navigate there.

File example: I have a file called userChrome.css buried in users/me/Library/AS/Mozilla/ext/yadaYoda, But when I search for "userChrome.css" - Mac OS peers out at me through it's glowing red eye and says, very calmly, "What are you doing Dave? I can't let you do that Dave."

Can anyone tell me how to really & truly include ALL files and folders in searches? I'll reiterate that I've tried a dozen terminal commands I found online.

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OS X :: Removing Hidden Mac Files For PC Viewing?

Apr 6, 2010

So at my office we move from logic (obviously mac based workstation) to a PC workstation to upload audio files.

We've encountered a growing issue which is the hidden .DS and ._* files.

These files are hidden in every folder on mac but when we move a folder with say 100 audio files bounced from logic to a PC every audio file has a ._ alias and each folder has a .DS alias.

Right now the only way we can fix it is manually removing all the hidden files on the PC. We have tried a Terminal script that removes the ._ files but they seem to just recreate themselves.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Access To Hidden Files?

May 28, 2012

I have a decompression bomb in hidden folder /.MobileBackups. I cannot open the folder even though I am the administrator. How to I delete the bad file?

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X :: Missing Used Space - Any Hidden Files On System?

Jun 8, 2009

I clicked on my HD and I have 124.5 Used and 61.51 Free, which adds up to 186.01. I then clicked on Macintosh HD and selected all the files and hit "Get Info." It all adds up to 117.5 GB. I'm missing about 7 GB and I don't know where it is. Are there some hidden files or something?

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OS X :: Removing Hidden Attribute From Files And Folder?

Jan 4, 2010

I am trying to remove the hidden attribute from some folders and files so iTunes will actually use them. I hope I am describing myself well enough.

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OS X :: How Do You Remove Hidden Core Dump Files

Mar 22, 2010

I heard that someone gained lots of gbs back by doing this...

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Applications :: Hidden Files For Both Windows / OS X On NTFS

Apr 13, 2010

I have just acquired an external enclosure for my 160GB 2.5 HDD, and I have it formatted as NTFS on a MBR partition table. I use NTFS-3G on OSX, and it's, of course, natively supported by windows. Well, I am having problems with hidden files between them. In OSX, the .DS_Store files, .Trashes and ._*name* files are hidden, but I can see windows' hidden files (RECYCLER, RECYCLE BIN, and System Volume Information). In Windows, I can see .DS_Store, .Trashes and ._*name* files from OSX, but not Windows' hidden files. I am looking for a way to solve this, or not have the files created on the disks.

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IMac :: Finding 100G Of Hidden Files?

Aug 1, 2010

I'm not a mac guru by no means but I've been behind this one for 3 years now. Poking around I see that my HD has only 13G's left. I start adding up all my folders... Library, System, Apps, ect and only come up with just over 100G. Where are there 100g of files hidden? Am I missing something somewhere?

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: How To Display Hidden Files

Feb 14, 2012

how do i display hidden files

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Intel Mac :: View Hidden Files OS X Lion 10.7.3?

Apr 18, 2012

Cannot find some files (my templates folder in Microsoft Word, I know the location of the folder but it will not show in Finder), tried holding down option key when selecting folders to show hidden folders but it did not work.

Info:iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.5 Leopard :: Hidden Files Showing Up In The Top Directory

May 12, 2012

I've just acquired a late-2005 G4 iBook with Leopard 10.5.8 installed. All seems to be well except for an oddity with the listing in the top, home directory. I would normally expect to just see folders for Applications, Library, System and Users but, for some reason, folders normally hidden such as bin, cores, etc (alias), private, sbin, tmp (alias), usr, var (alias) and Volumes are also shown. "dot" names remain invisible unless intentionally made visible.

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iBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iBook G4 12" (mid-2005)

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OS X :: Remove Hidden Files From Folder For Windows Users

Apr 2, 2009

I have to supply a generated set of files � a couple of dozen logos as .eps files � in a folder containing some other nested folders to a small enterprise that uses PCs for their day to day work.

The people I'm dealing with are not very IT-savvy and if I could, I'd provide a set of these folders and files without the corresponding invisible files that usually have a dot at the beginning of their file-names.

I'll probably zip the whole lot up and email, rapidshare or yousendit it over to them so they can unpack it and get to business without me having to explain what all those files with the dots are, and how to get rid of them.

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Applications :: Utility App To Clean Hidden And Unwanted Files?

Apr 24, 2009

title says it all im looking for a good app to clean inside mac. i tried cleanmymac it was ok but i think there are better apps out there that i dont know about.

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IMac :: Partitioned Hard Drive With Old Hidden Files?

Jul 19, 2009

I partitioned my hard drive to in order to have an option of running tiger or leopard and thought that the partition would wipe my hard drive clean and was acceptant of this; however, I recently noticed that my disk space is running dangerously low and have discovered that all the crap I had on my hard drive before is still lingering in the depths of my hard drive. Anyways, is there any way I could just completely wipe my hard drive because I have a complete mess of duplicate files and songs that I don't want to even bother sorting through.

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OS X :: Hidden Files In Downloads Folder - Is It Safe To Remove

Aug 29, 2009

I have a large file called: .QT-028a-c6376c1e-bfffec5c-00 in my Downloads Folder. It was hidden, but I unhid folders because I am doing some cleanup. What is this file and is it safe to remove?

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OS X :: Force Spotlight To Index Hidden / Invisible Files

Dec 12, 2009

I searched around on how to do this in 10.6, but the only things I could find were references to mdimport -f, which from what I understand is now obsolete.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Clearing Hidden Backup Files From Startup Disk, Time Machine?

Apr 9, 2012

Moved all my movies audio etc and stored on external HDD, but as I have lion and time machine it saved a local back up so that when time machine was synced it didn't miss anything.Seems sensible, so next step was to sync time machine, expecting that the local back up would disappear when it shifted to TM. It didn't...why in gods green earth is the local back up there even though TM connected the whole time and up to date?  I've restarted, loaded all updates and verified disk. How do I get to the "it just works" part without having to Delete this double up (32GB "backups") via terminal etc....

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Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Files Are There But Won't Show On Desktop?

Mar 14, 2012

My files are there if I look into desktop folder through the finder but In the real scenario of Desktop The files does not display on the Desktop although they are there. how do I make them appear on the desktop

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OS X :: How To Show Files On SD Card

May 22, 2009

I have a Sandisk 1 GB SD Card that OSX will not show me the files on. I tried this terminal command:

defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES

In Disk Utility it says there are files in it, and that it is formatted MS-Dos(FAT16).

How can I see what is on it? I think it might have pics that I need to save, but I don't have another computer to try it on.

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MacBook Pro :: Won't Find Apps To Show Picture / Show Up In Quicktime

Jan 14, 2010

Before when I used to view pictures they show up in (from what I can remember) Picture...im not sure what else is missing but after a while they started showing up in colorsync which i didnt like then i deleted it and the pictures started showing up in quicktime. Can someone please tell me what is the application i can download so my pictures start showing up in an application that starts with "Picture" because it takes up less room

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OS X :: Flash Drive Containing .M4V Files Don't Show Up On PC?

Sep 14, 2010

I have a 1GB flash drive..of which i've placed some iTunes formatted home movies in to hand to my dad who has a Windows XP laptop.

When this flash drive is connected to his laptop and I discover the flash drive on XP, and try to open it...nothing happens. Nothing opens. At best it says that in order to view the files in the flash drive that Windows XP needs to reformat the flash drive, but in the process it states that it will have to erase all content and data to do so..

So now i'm wondering how can I transfer these movie files from my MBP to his Windows XP laptop.?

I've only tried this on flash drives and really hope it wouldn't be the same situation if I used my external hard drive instead; as in connecting my external HD which had a ton more home movies, connect it to his laptop and hopefully it showing up... My external HD isn't running Time Machine or anything like that, it's just a clean External HD where I throw in a lot of home movies...

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OS X :: PDF Files Just Show Blank Pages?

Oct 18, 2009

When I open pdf files (opened directly from web or saved on my macbook pro) the pages are always blank in Preview. However, table-outlines are shown.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: What Keys To Hit To Show Files

Apr 6, 2012

With the new lion os it has hidden some files.My brother told me what keys to hit to show the files but can't remember them.

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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MacBook Pro :: Why The Deleted Emails Show Up In Finder "all Files"

Jun 17, 2012

Can anyone tell me why the emails I delete show up in Finder "all files"? I use  Outlook to access my emails

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