How to display hidden files on Mac

How to display hidden files on Mac


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By default, the Mac hides certain files and folders that are sensitive and necessary for the system to function properly. See how to view them in the Finder, from a command, in the continuation of this tutorial.

The Apple system hides files to prevent them from being modified or deleted by mistake. However, it is possible to view them via Finder through a command executed from the Terminal.

How to display hidden files on Mac

On your Mac, go to the window Go > Applications > Utilities and double-click Terminal. Enter the command

defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE

and press the key Enter. Then press the key Alt, right-click the Finder and select Force restart. All hidden files and folders will appear. You can distinguish them, as the icons are slightly transparent.

How to hide files on Mac

Open the Terminal, type the command

defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE

and press the key Enter. In continuity, run the KillAll Finder to restart the Finder.

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