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Sometimes, you just want to know what hides in your disk!

This instructable will tell you how to view hidden files/folders in Mac OS X. Let's get started!

Step 1: Open a Terminal Window

To open the terminal, navigate to your Applications folder in finder. Then open the utilities folder and then double-click Terminal.

Step 2: Run the Defaults Command

Now, run the following command:

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES && pkill Finder

This command will tell Finder to show hidden files and then restarts Finder.

Step 3: The Reverse: Hide Hidden Files/folders

Type the following command to hide hidden files:

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES && pkill Finder

<p>Shouldn't the last command use &quot;NO&quot; as a value :) ?</p>
<p>First of all, the &amp;&amp; pkill Finder is required to restart finder, the YES part at AppleShowAllFiles indicates that it shows all files, change it to &quot;NO&quot; to reverse the operation</p>
<p>koune understood that ralphsoft, he was just trying to draw <br>your attention to the fact that you forgot to change YES to NO in the <br>last step.</p>
<p>There is a special app Funter to hide or unhide hidden files. It is free and it makes switching files visibility much easier. https://nektony.com/products/funter</p>

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