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    Finder
    There is a folder /users/home/library/developer/DerivedData according to a request I typed in Terminal.
    It does not show up in the find command in Finder?
    How can I restore it from the time capsule or does it not get backed up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wvtrammell View Post
    There is a folder /users/home/library/developer/DerivedData according to a request I typed in Terminal.
    It does not show up in the find command in Finder?
    How can I restore it from the time capsule or does it not get backed up?
    Thanks
    Warren
    Let's backtrack a second here. What do you mean "according to a request"? Did you create that directory? Second, that's an odd path for a folder unless your username is "home." Are you sure that's it? Third, how are you searching for it?

    Finally, I'm a little confused. Does it not exist (hence why you want to recover it)?
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    Yes home is my user name.
    No I did not create it.
    I search for it using Find in Finder, it is not listed.
    In terminal I can go to it using cd /users/warren/library/developer
    and then ls -l
    I do not know if it exists on the time capsule.
    If it does I wish to recover the data in the folder.

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    That folder isn't excluded from a Time Machine backup so assuming you backed up at least once, it should be there. Open up Time Machine and take a look in that folder.

    If you haven't already unhidden your Library folder (you'll likely need to do this to see it), execute the following command:
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    chflags nohidden ~/Library
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    Time capsule
    Let me generalize.
    There are files and folders on my hard drive that I may access using the terminal app that do not appear when busing Find in the Finder app.
    Since the only away I know to restore files/folders is by using the Finder app, those elusive files/folders (if backed up) are currently unavailable.
    Any help will be appreciated.
    Thanks
    Warren

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    Execute that command in which application?
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    Warren

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    If you execute that in the Terminal, you'll be able to see your Library folder.
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    Terminal
    I can see it in terminal.
    I can not see it in Finder
    If i type that command in root folder I get an error message "no folder"
    Lost in the wilderness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wvtrammell View Post
    If i type that command in root folder I get an error message "no folder"
    It doesn't matter what folder you're in when you execute that command. However, it will matter if you're logged in as root. Is that what's happening here?
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    You need to type the command in "Terminal" which will change the system preferences and enable you to see the Library folder in "Finder".
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    I am not logged in as root nor am I using sudo in the command.
    If I type chflags nohidden /library It comes back no such directory
    If I type chflags nohidden It comes back with options -fhv,-R, -H, -L, & -P
    I am using OS X 10.8.3

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    Look at post 4 again. Enter the command exactly as written. It must have the ~ in front. That is what directs it to the Library folder in your home folder.
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    Warrens-Mac-mini:~ warren$ chflags nohidden -/Library
    chflags: -/Library: No such file or directory
    Warrens-Mac-mini:~ warren$

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    Try a copy and paste of the above instead of typing it in.

    You are using a dash, as in -. (- - - - - - )
    You need to be using the tilde, as in "~". (~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~)

    The tilde, as shown in "~warren$" is a short cut for your home directory.
    If you were to change that to a dash "-warren$", there is no such directory.


    (For those not familiar with Terminal, and I count myself among those; I have found it is always best to copy and paste what has been provided from trusted sources rather than attempting to retype it and not get it right and possibly screw up your computer by doing so.)
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