OS X :: How To See Hidden Folders In Finder

Jan 21, 2009

How I can see hidden folders (/bin/, /etc/) in Finder?

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OS X Mavericks :: How To View Hidden Folders In Finder

Jun 29, 2014

Sometimes, it's not just folders, it's files too. Sometimes in non-mac sources, like my SMART TV, I see files named .filename.mp4 along with filename.mp4. And these fraudulent files are really bothering. And the worst part, I can't see them in Finder. remove the .file.mp4. 

I used the term 'filename.mp4' to represent an MP4 video file. But the files that have a . before them need to be deleted. 

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OS X :: Hidden SL Finder Preferences - "X-Ray" Folders - Change CoverFlow BG Color And More

Sep 11, 2009

To set any of these, go to terminal and enter in the code for whichever preference you want to set. Remember, to reset the setting to its default value, just change the "1" at the end to a "0" (or vice versa). Enable "X-Raying" Folders with QuickLook This one is pretty cool. It lets you show the contents of folders when QuickLooking them.

defaults write com.apple.Finder QLEnableXRayFolders 1

Disable "X-Raying" Folders With Custom Icons


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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.

# 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 :: How To View And Delete Hidden Folders

Aug 1, 2010

I was just wondering how to view and delete hidden folders??

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OS X :: Connecting To Hidden Windows Share Folders?

Jan 12, 2008

I have a Windows XP PC where I shared a hidden share folder Data. How do I connect to the hidden folder on the Mac?

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OS X Mountain Lion :: Can't Hide Folders And Files That Are Usually Hidden

Sep 8, 2014

This past weekend I transferred my OS and apps to a newly installed SSD drive.

During the process I had to move some files around in order to get The OS and Apps on the SSD.

I used a technique that utilizes the Terminal and the chflags command.

My issue is now I can not hide the files and folders that are usually hidden.

I can't remember the exact method I used to unhide hidden folders and files. I can't even find a reference to it in my web browsers history.I have searched on the web for solutions along these lines: defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -boolean FALSE ; killall Finderchflags hidden sudo chflags hidden 

But none of these approaches have worked. I have downloaded Onyx, TinkerTool and Show Hide Invisible Files.

I have used them as best I understand to hide the normally hidden files and folders, but nothing has worked.

Mac Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3), 2008

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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 :: Welcome Movie Folder Hidden In Finder

Dec 3, 2005

Does anyone know where the "Welcome Movie" the one after the finished tiger install is done. Its the movie with 7 or 8 different country welcomes? I'm trying to find it in the OS but the folder is hidden. I wanna see it again before I upgrade to bigger internal HDD.

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OS X :: Finder - Finding Finder Setting To Show Folders On The Top Before Individual Files

Mar 22, 2010

Is there a setting in OSX that will set the Finder to show folders on the top before individual files - much in the same way Windows does?

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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.

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

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MacBook Pro :: Can't Get Hidden Files To Show In Finder

Jun 4, 2014

I have tried multiple methods to get hidden files to be shown in Finder including the Terminal command: 

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE 

killall Finder 

I have also tried using Revealer and still no hidden files are shown.   

Using Mavericks 10.9.x (latest version) 

Can't find the com.apple.finder file anywhere in Library either. 

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4), 17" MBP 2010 with Samsung 840 Pro

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OS X :: Hidden Home Folder - Cannot See The Folder Via Finder From Any Other Account

Mar 12, 2010

Anyway, one of my home folders for a user account has gone missing. when you are logged into the account it belongs to you can navigate to it via finder. However you cannot see the folder via finder from any other account. This account is NOT an admin. I had this problem when I was running tiger and it still remains now that I have leopard. 2Ghz INtel core 2 duo Aluminum iMac.

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OS X :: Finder Rearranging Applications And Folders - How To Fix It

Jul 8, 2009

you see what happens every time I restart my Macbook Pro. It's not a huge deal but it is pretty bothersome. Did anyone else have this problem and how do you fix it?

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OS X :: Finder Window Open To See All Folders?

Sep 28, 2009

It has been bothering me for some time that when I open the Finder window, it opens pretty small and I either need to re-adjust it or scroll to find the folder. Is there a way to set it so that the Finder Window opens to a set amount of space?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Open Finder With Folders First?

Mar 28, 2012

I love my Mac but I can't get used to the finder-way-of-sorting files.Is there a way to get finder to open with folders alfabetticly on top?

Info:iMac (21.5-inch Late 2009)

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OS X :: Finder Folders Allways Open In New Window?

Mar 5, 2009

Clicking folders to view the contents always results in a new window opening. This is very frustrating when trying to view a deep path file. I've already gone to Finder Options and made sure "Always open folders in new window" is not selected.

I repaired the disk permissions using Onyx and MainMenu but the problem still occurs.

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OS X :: How To Sort Folders At Top Of File View In Finder

Jul 30, 2009

I'm a recent switcher, and of course would never voluntarily go back to a PC. Love everything about the Mac for the most part.

One thing that has bugged me: In Windows File Explorer, when browsing files, all the folders are at the top (in alpha order), then the files are sorted below that in alpha order.

In Finder, the folders are mixed in so everything is alpha all together.

I would prefer seeing all my folders at the top.

Is there a setting that controls this?

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OS X :: Finder Constantly Expanding Specific Folders

Aug 17, 2009

Finder constantly expands the same couple of folders on my external drive. The folders have hundreds of photos and scrolling is a pain. I 'unexpand' them and disconnect the drive, then reconnect, open it and the exact same folders are open again. Very, very aggravating.

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IMac :: How To Deleting Folders That Keep Popping Up In Finder

May 12, 2010

When ever I start up my computer there are like a 100 or so windows that open up... They are all "my computer" The same folder opens like 100 or so times.. They are all in the finder.. I can Hide them but how do I delete these so they don't show up everytime

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Invisible Folders In Finder Window?

Mar 14, 2012

I'm using an iMac Core i7 running 10.7.3 and I wanted to access my Application support folder (in user/Library), I couldn't find it. It seems my user Library has become invisible, but I can't 'see' it from the finder, nor can I access its contents. I know it's there since I tried to make a new folder called, "Library" and the system told me 'there is already one by that name...' Also if I select 'Open' from another program, I can clearly see it, but only from the 'Open' window. 

Is this a known issue with Lion 10.7.3? And does anyone know how to resolve this? 

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Any Way To Printout List Of Folders In Finder?

May 16, 2012

How I can print out a list of folders or files in a folder without having to type each of them in by hand? Is it part of Lion or do I need another program?

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 2-2.66MHtz, 13G Ram, 5TB HD

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MacBook Pro :: Move Folders On Desktop To Finder?

Jun 3, 2012

I've finished working on some files that are in folders on my desktop--how do I move them to Finder?  Are there better places to store them?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X Yosemite :: Can Remove Shared Folders In Finder

Dec 3, 2014

I am getting my MacBook Pro running Yosemite ready to sell. After deleting all old information and reinstalling OS X, I still see my old computer's name as a shared device in the finder sidebar.

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Yosemite (10.10.1)

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OS X :: Creating New Folders In Sidebar (Left Column) Of Finder?

Sep 11, 2010

Is There Any Possibility?

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OS X :: Unable To Change Sharing Permission In Finder For Folders

Apr 7, 2009

New folders created on a network are unable to be accessed by other users on the same network in Leopard OSX 10.5.6. The original user is the only one able to access the folder. You should be able to go to 'Get Info' on the folder and change sharing and permissions at the original user's mac, so that all users on the network are able to read and write to that folder. Leopard OSX doesn't not allow the change to be made. The selections are not ghosted out, but the appear available to be selected. No matter which you choose 'read & write', 'read only' the 'no access' option remains. We can go to a different mac on the network that has Tiger OSX and change the sharing and permissions of the folder in question. Why can't I easily do the same on the originating mac?

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OS X :: Unable To Arrange Folders / Finder Not Remembering Preferences

Jun 21, 2009

I can't seem to get my applications folder to remember to arrange itself by name. I can change it while in the folder... but when I exit it and go back into it; it's reset to the way it was...

Also, upon completion of setting up my MBP, an error message occurred notifying me that something didn't complete or go through... however I can click somewhere in one of my folders to go back to it. Does anybody know what this is? I can't remember what it said earlier...

Finally... in Mail... is there a way to get rid of the "RSS feeds" thing? Also, I have an AOL account and I can't stand the fact that every time I open mail a new subfolder appears called "Saved IM's"... why? I have never used it and keep deleting it. Also... now there's "mailboxes" with just inbox, sent, and trash.... which is nice but then also my email address has its own menu under it?

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OS X :: Snow Leopard - Finder - Sort Folders And Files?

Sep 11, 2009

I really prefer Windows way of sorting a folder, first folders and then files, is there a way to do it in Snow Leopard? I have done this: [URL:...] But that doest work for me in SL.

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MacBook Pro :: Can't Drag And Drop Folders And Files In Finder

Feb 8, 2012

I was sorting out my folders and files when all of a sudden it stopped letting me drag and drop. I didn't go on 'Show View Options'.I've also checked my trackpad settings and all is as should be.

Info:MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7.2), I haven't yet done a system update

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Show All Folders In Finder, Terminal Command

Apr 29, 2012

When using finder and browsing through folders, it will only show me a list of recent folders. I use Lion. If I want to see all the folders or open up a less recent folder, I have to click "show all" at the top right hand corner. It gets tedious when I'm dragging and dropping files to different folders when I have to constantly click "show all" just to see the folders I want. Is there a way to override this function through the terminal? Is there a command I can use?

iMac (27-inch Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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