OFF-TOPIC: Show Hidden Files & Folders in Mac OS X Mavericks


I had been struggling with this for sometime. I wanted to create a USB installer for Mavericks and was not able to get thru’ a step where I had to show hidden files and folders.

In Windows OS, it’s a simple step which is available graphically to either show or hide hidden files and folders. But in Mac OS X, for some reason, this has to be achieved by typing a command on Terminal. Following is the command that is required to enable showing hidden files and folders:

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
killall Finder

So, those who struggle to get it done, above is your key to unlock this.

VAIDY

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2 thoughts on “OFF-TOPIC: Show Hidden Files & Folders in Mac OS X Mavericks

    • I checked the link that you have provided. Only deterrent to me is $19 price tag. Had it come with features more than show/hide hidden files, it would be an yes from me. But just one feature and $19; how about a no?

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