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How Do I Show Hidden Files In OS X Finder?


Can I have hidden files show up by default in the OS X Finder?
- Asked by Roosevelt R. September 18th, 2013 (Updated: December 17th, 2014)


Yes, launch the Terminal app from inside the OS X Applications folder and type in the following commands to show hidden files.

defaults write AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
killall Finder

To hide the files enter the following command in the Terminal.

defaults write AppleShowAllFiles FALSE
killall Finder