Mac OS X: Show Hidden Files in Yosemite



Show Hidden Files

This is pretty much the same as in the previous versions of Mac OS X.

Open up your Terminal and enter:

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE

To see the change you need to restart the Finder. You can do this by executing the following line in the Terminal:

killall Finder

Hide Hidden Files

To revert the change and hide those files again, simply replace the TRUE with a FALSE in the Terminal like so:

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE

To see the change you need to restart the Finder. You can do this by executing the following line in the Terminal:

killall Finder

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4 thoughts on “Mac OS X: Show Hidden Files in Yosemite

  1. Hello,
    i’be tried this to show hidden files and worked perfectly, now im trying to revert it and its not working.
    it keeps on giving me command not found.

    Help appreciated.

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    1. @YAZAN: What version of the operating system are you running?
      It is indeed strange that the command is not found when you were able to use it before.
      What happens when you open up the terminal and just enter:
      defaults
      ??

      Like

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