Luke Ryan Jernejcic

Unhide folders in OS X

January 01, 2013

I frequently find myself having to copy or dig into the Library folder on my Mac. Apple has decided to make the folder hidden, so I usually press CMD-SHIFT-G on the keyboard and type out my path. But here is another option:

Open Terminal, and type:

$ chflags nohidden ~/Library

This will work for any folder that is hidden, and if you change your mind, just change nohidden to hidden to hide it again.

Written by Luke Ryan Jernejcic who lives and works in Austin Texas building useful things. Follow him on Twitter