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    Question Can some help translate this.....
    Apple Script, that was giving to me on the post on apple.com communities. Im not proficient at all with AppleScript, and have not a clue where to start and need a simp lied set of interactions for this one...

    She original thread here....
    https://discussions.apple.com/message/16278741#16278741

    Here is the Instructions that was given.....
    1. Open the Script Editor or AppleScript Editor in one of the subfolders of Applications and run the following:

    tell application "Finder" to quit
    if (do shell script "defaults read com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles") is "1" then
    do shell script "defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles 0"
    else
    do shell script "defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles 1"
    end if
    delay 2
    tell application "Finder" to run

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    G'day

    All those greyed out files (and .ds-store files) are supposed to be 'invisible' ó they are there on every mac ó just not visible to the user ó UNLESS the shell script "AppleShowAllFiles" is run. This is what the previous user must have done.

    Anyway, the instruction is basically this : Open the Script Editor application (found in Applications > Applescript) and copy and paste this code into the main Script Editor window :
    Code:
    tell application "Finder" to quit
    if (do shell script "defaults read com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles") is "1" then
    do shell script "defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles 0"
    else
    do shell script "defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles 1"
    end if
    delay 2
    tell application "Finder" to run
    Then click the "Run" button

    The script simply toggles the visibility of those 'invisible' files (If they are invisible, it makes them visible. If they are visible, it makes them invisible again)

    As the script implies in the first line ó it relaunches the Finder as part of the process

    Hope that helps a little

    m.

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    If you don't want to mess with scripts and stuff just download Tinkertool to show invisibles:
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