Mac : Show hidden files and folder in OSX

By | February 3, 2014

Here is a quick how to show hidden files and folders in OSX Mavericks 10.9.

Using the terminal, do the following command to show a specific hidden folder. This example assume you want to display the “Library” folder contain in your user profile :

sudo chflags hidden /Library/ ~/Library/

If you’d like to show all hidden file and folders system wide, just do :

defaults write AppleShowAllFiles -boolean true

And then reload Finder :

killall Finder