HOW TO VIEW THE HIDDEN FILES AND FOLDERS OF MAC WITH TERMINAL?
By ADMIN | December 27, 2018
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- You can launch Terminal via Spotlight.
- Go to Finder bar and look for a magnifying glass like icon. Click on it to open Spotlight.
- Type Terminal, Spotlight will open a terminal.
- You can also locate Terminal:
- On OS X, open your Applications folder.
- Go to Utilities folder.
- Open the Terminal application.
View Hidden Files and Folders by using commands:
- Open Terminal.
- Type or copy/paste the following commands into the Terminal window:
- “defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE” (This command tells the Finder to show all files, irrespective of the hidden flag setting )
- “killall Finder” (This command will stop and restart Finder, so that the changes can take place)
- Press the return or enter key after you enter each line of text.
- These commands will allow you to use Finder to find all the hidden files on your Mac.
Hide The Files:
- Open Terminal
- Type the below commands into the Terminal window:
- “defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE?”
- “killall Finder”
- Press return key or enter key to execute the command and done, the hidden files are hidden once again.