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I have installed Snow Leopard and now on my iMac my hidden files show greyed out. I can't do anything with them but they do clutter up my directories and I would like to know how to hide them. I have searched the menus but can see nowhere where they can be hidden.

My Macbook was upgraded at the same time and it doesn't have the same problem.

Please show path to where I can hide these files.
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open terminal and type in the following:

deaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE
killall Finder


changing FALSE to TRUE will show them again. Or you can download some application to do the same thing.

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What is the program that can be downloaded that does this?
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I use easyfind.app for doing searches for hidden and system files. Download EasyFind for Mac - File, folder, and text contents search tool. MacUpdate Mac File Management Software Downloads
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What is the program that can be downloaded that does this?
TinkerTool is a free application that will do it.

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