Show hidden files Mac OS X

To enable hidden files/folders in finder windows:

  • Open Finder
  • Open the Utilities folder
  • Open a terminal window
  • Copy and paste the following line in:

defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES

  • Press return
  • Now hold ‘alt’ on the keyboard and right click on the Finder icon
  • Click on Relaunch

You should find you will now be able to see any hidden files or folders.

To disable hidden files/folder back, just follow the same step aboce. Just replace the word “YES” with “NO

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