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Hi, sorry if this is the wrong forum, but i'm desperate.

I recently buyed an imac, and when i turned it on, i configured my wifi, and it asked me if i wanted to transfer files from a pc. I did, i transfered all of my contents to the mac. One of those folders was hidden in windows.

Now apparently it's hidden on mac aswell, but i can't find a way to make it visible. I know it has been transfered because of the size of the main folder where this hidden folder is in.

ive tried with the many

defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles NO

and similar codes in the terminal, but all these do is make some DS files visible, but NOT the folder i'm looking for.

Does anybody know what to do?
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You can use this to identify where file space is used:
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thanx, but i dont think that'll help. i know WHERE the hidden folder is (every file and folder is in the same place as it was on my pc). the thing is, in windows, i went to FOLDER OPTIONS and i selected SHOW HIDDEN FILES and the folder appeared, whereas in mac, i don't find anything that makes it visible. The only thing i've found in google is the terminal stuff but that doesn't do it.
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Is it possible that the files have a "." at the beginning of the name (for example, .myfile1). If so, OS X, like most other UNIX-variants will regard that as a hidden file. You can make your Mac display them by opening the terminal and typing this:

Code:
defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
Press Return and then:

Code:
killall Finder
Then you should see them. To undo the change (once you're done cleaning them up), type:

Code:
defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE
Press Return and then:

Code:
killall Finder
...and everything should be back to normal.

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