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  1. #1

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    Feb 12, 2009
    how to show hidden files
    I want to see all the files in the folders.
    I tried terminal with "ls -all", so that I can see .DS_Store, but still can't see files, (I'm sure there are some there, when I use Windows, it's a portable drive.)

    Any body knows?
    BTW, is there any kind of software?


  2. #2

    Member Since
    Sep 07, 2008
    MacBook Pro 2.4 Ghz 2GB Ram 200GB Hard drive, Mac Mini 1.5 Intel Core Solo 512Mb Ram
    i've got just the program for you, I use it myself
    TinkerTool: Description

  3. #3

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    Mar 06, 2008
    Devon, United Kingdom
    17" eMac 1.42 GHz G4, Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger"
    Also, you can tell Mac OS X to always show hidden files by supplying some commands in Terminal, if you don't want to install an application to do it.

    To show hidden files:

    defaults write AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
    killall Finder
    To hide them again:

    defaults write AppleShowAllFiles FALSE
    killall Finder
    TinkerTool is pretty handy anyway though, take a look. :)

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