Show Hidden Files on Mac OS X

Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)

To show hidden files and folders on Mac OS:

  • Open terminal
  • Run following command:
    defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES
  • Relaunch Finder
    Press Alt + Right Click on Finder icon > Relaunch

To stop showing hidden files and folders:

  • Open terminal
  • Run following command:
    defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles NO
  • Relaunch Finder
    Press Alt + Right Click on Finder icon > Relaunch


Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)

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