Go to the Applications folder. Open the Utilities folder. Open Terminal. Enter the following commands, pressing Enter after each line: defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE killall Finder Press cmd + Q to quit Terminal. To hide the files and folders again, change the word TRUE to FALSE in Step 4.
Finder won’t open a window when clicking Dock icon
Problem Nothing happens when you click the Finder icon on the Dock. Normally it will open a new window if you have don’t have any open already. Solution Click the Apple icon in the top left of the screen, Click Force Quit. In the list, click Finder. Click the Relaunch button.
Empty the Trash with files in use
Problem When you empty the Trash on your Mac, you get the following error: “The operation can’t be completed because the item <filename> is in use.” Cause Any files mentioned with the error above are still being used by the system. Solution Click the Finder icon in the dock (smiley face icon). On the top… Continue reading Empty the Trash with files in use
How to Add / Remove items from the Finder Sidebar
Problem When using the Finder, one or more of the following may apply: Your hard drive, or other entity no longer appears on the sidebar. You want to remove an item from the sidebar, such as iDisk. Solution With a Finder window open click Finder (in the top left), then Preferences. Click the Sidebar tab. From here you… Continue reading How to Add / Remove items from the Finder Sidebar
The application Finder can’t be opened. -10810
Problem While using your Mac, you get the following error: The Application Finder can’t be opened. -10810 Solution Try the following potential fixes: Disk Repair. Rebuild Launch Services Click the magnifying glass in the top right to open the Spotlight. Type in Terminal and press Enter. Then copy and paste the following in to Terminal… Continue reading The application Finder can’t be opened. -10810