Show hidden files Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and 10.8 Mountain Lion

To enable hidden files/folders in finder windows:

  1. Open Finder
  2. Open the Utilities folder
  3. Open a terminal window
  4. Copy and paste the following line in:
    defaults write AppleShowAllFiles YES
  5. Press return
  6. Now hold ‘alt’ on the keyboard and right click on the Finder icon (ON DOCK)
  7. Click on Relaunch
You should find you will now be able to see any hidden files or folders. One you are done, perform the steps above however, replace the terminal command in step 4 with:
defaults write AppleShowAllFiles NO


Yorumlar (2) -

  • hannah Martin

    3.4.2014 18:10:42 | Yanıtla

    defaults write AppleShowAllFiles YES
    Press Enter, then type:
    killall FINDER
    Press Enter again.
    It worked for me with an app from

  • Teressa Tirabassi

    7.12.2014 12:35:22 | Yanıtla

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