How to Show and Hide Hidden Files on a Mac

By August 27, 2014Computer Setup, Programming

Show Hidden Files

1. Open Terminal found in Finder > Applications > Utilities
2. In Terminal, paste the following:

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES
4. Press return

5. Hold ‘alt’ on your keyboard, then right click on the Finder icon in the dock and click Relaunch.

Hide Hidden Files

1. Open Terminal found in Finder > Applications > Utilities
2. In Terminal, paste the following:

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles NO
4. Press return

5. Hold ‘alt’ on your keyboard, then right click on the Finder icon in the dock and click Relaunch.