Mac: show hidden files in finder

  1. Open terminal
    • <command>+<space>
    • Type in “terminal”
    • Double-click terminal
  2. Type in the following to enable viewing of hidden files in the finder
    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES [NO = hidden files off]
  3. Relaunch the finder
    • Hold <options> key and right click on finder
    • Click on Relaunch


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