Many people dream buying and using a Mac system because of the brilliant features present in it making the functioning efficient. Apple develops the Mac operating system for their Macintosh line of computers, providing the user to have unique characteristics and accessibility for performing their working. The company launched the OS about 30 years ago in 1984 to aid the people to have diverse way of using the desktops and laptops. The latest version of the Mac operating system is Mac 10.10.2 available for the Macintosh users to access the new features present in it.

There are many hidden folders on Mac OS X  as they are the files of the system comprising Linux, UNIX system files with a dot present on the beginning of the file like .profile, .bash etc. These files are not generally visible and deleting or editing them sometimes provides harm to the system by compromising it. If you want to see them on your system then you have to perform a process through which you will be able to make these files and folders visible on the system. Here at Tech Raze we are providing you the guide for acknowledging the process involved for showing the hidden files and folders on Mac OS X.


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Showing Hidden Files & Folders in Mac OS X:

An advice first of all before starting the process you might able to see the hidden files and folders on the system but editing them is not advisable whether for fun or other purposes. If you do so then you must be solely responsible for the wrong and harm provided to the system.

Step 1:

Open Terminal on the system which can be accessed through Utilities->Terminal and then you have to type in the following command in it

defaults write AppleShowAllFiles TRUE

Step 2:

Press the return key to execute it. It will tell the system to make the hidden items present on the folders to be visible and all of them will be there in visible form. The hidden files and folders will appear in transparent form through which they can be distinguished from the normal ones.


Step 3:

If nothing has happened on the system then you have to relaunch the Finder on the system and before you actually see the folders made visible type the below command

Killall Finder

Step 4:

With this command you will be able to restart the Finder which refresh itself. For a couple of seconds the screen will go blank but don’t worry it happen and not affect the working of the system.

To revert back the visibility just type the command there in Step 1 and change the TRUE with FALSE to disable the visibility of hidden files.

How to Show Hidden Files & Folders in Mac OS X
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