Taco Steemers

A personal blog.

Notes on showing hidden files in the MacOS Finder application

  1. Execute defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES
  2. Open the 'Force Quit' menu from the 'Apple' menu, or with the 'meta+option+escape' key combination (also known as 'command+option+escape').
  3. Locate 'Finder' in the list, click on it to select it, and then click the 'Relaunch' button.

Now hidden files will be shown. I assume the same procedure with NO instead of YES will undo it.