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By default the finder in OS X does not show all the files. You can still see the files if you use a terminal and type

$ ls -la

but sometimes you may need the finder to point to a particularly file. e.g. you want to load a hidden file in to an application. To force finder to show all files, just type the following into a terminal:

$ defaults write AppleShowAllFiles YES

and the following to deactivate it:

$ defaults write AppleShowAllFiles NO

You need to restart the finder, after you set the config option. To do so just press “ctrl-alt” while clicking on the finder icon in your dock, then choose “Relaunch”.

Written by manuel

July 28th, 2011 at 9:15 am

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