Show Hidden Files 10.9 and lower

Modified on Thu, 20 Nov 2014 at 02:15 PM

First Open Terminal (Applications\Utilities)

To show hidden files, Type this command and then press enter:

defaults write AppleShowAllFiles TRUE

To allow the files to be shown, you must restart Finder. You can do this by holding the Option key, click and hold the Finder icon. When the context menu shows, select Relaunch.

Finder will now restart.

Now all hidden files are showing!

To hide files again, type:

defaults write AppleShowAllFiles FALSE

You can also restart finder by using the following command from the terminal:

killall Finder

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