11 Mar

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Show hidden files on Apple Mac

Sometimes is handy to view those hidden files on your mac. The files that usually start with a '.' such as '.example_file_name'.

 The quick way since macOS Sierra(10.12) using quick-keys

Simply use these to hide and show.


 The older terminal way

This has to be done using the Terminal app found in:

Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal

To Show:

defaults write AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
killall Finder

To Hide:

defaults write AppleShowAllFiles FALSE
killall Finder
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