Mac hidden files

Mac hidden files

Issue: Show hidden files on a Mac

Affects: Apple OS 10.4 and higher

Solutions to the issue:

Command line method:

Open the Terminal application and type in the line:

defaults write AppleShowAllFiles TRUE

followed by:

killall Finder

(To reverse, replace TRUE with FALSE)

Application method:

You can install a program that will ‘show’ or ‘hide’ hidden files:


Also, see the ‘Secrets’ method for more Mac preference modifications:

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