Show (and Hide) Hidden Files & Folders in Finder

  1. Go to the Applications folder.
  2. Open the Utilities folder.
  3. Open Terminal.
  4. Enter the following commands, pressing Enter after each line:
    defaults write AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
    killall Finder
  5. Press cmd + Q to quit Terminal.

To hide the files and folders again, change the word TRUE to FALSE in Step 4.

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