Last Updated: September 27, 2021
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· bashir

Show/Hide hidden files in MacOSX finder

Want to see hidden files and directories such as .git, .ssh/, etc in the mac Finder? Try the following on the command line and you'll be able to see all files by default in the Finder.

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
killall Finder

to hide them again, run the above command with TRUE changed to FALSE.

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You can also our freeware app Funter ( http://nektony.com/products/funter ). Executes the same code and accessible from the menubar. Saves much time and is very useful especially for developers.

over 1 year ago ·

Thanks. It helped a LOT.

over 1 year ago ·