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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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. 

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

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Code:
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# 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.

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