SOLVED In need of script to turn off view of normally hidden folders


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Hello,

From an interesting Apple forum discussion of a problem I was having, that I can't find again, I saw and ran a Terminal script which would show all folders of a drive, including normally hidden ones that are grayed out.

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I now can't find that specific discussion, and don't know how to turn off seeing the hidden folders.

Does anyone know a script to run to turn off that view? I would very much appreciate knowing.

Regards
Royks
 

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Cory Cooper

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Hello and welcome.

These are the common Terminal commands to show/hide the hidden files in OS X/macOS:

Show
Code:
defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES

Hide
Code:
defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles NO

As always, it is highly recommended to have a current Time Machine or other backup of your data.

C
 

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