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I cant find the hidden folder "bin"

I'm trying to do the following for RAR Files
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1) Download the application called RAR at

http://www.rarlabs.com/rar/rarosx-3.5.b5.tar.gz

2) decompress that file and there'll be a folder called "rar" (no quotes)

3) in that folder there's a file called "rar" (with no quotes)

**** IMPORTANT NOTE!!! -> If you don't know what you are doing in this next step you can totally destroy your whole computer, so proceed at your own risk. ****

4) do a search on your hard disk for an invisible folder called bin. This will be in the parent folder usr.

5) drag the FILE called "rar" in to that bin folder. It will ask you for your password, so go type it in and continue.

6) open the terminal and go to the directory that has the file or files you want to rar. (for more info on how to do basic things like change directories in the command line, do a search for that info)

7A) once in the folder housing the files you want to rar, type this

rar a WhateverRarFileNameYouWantHere

7B) to make a multi file rar archive, type the following instead of the above and replace where you see "####" with the file size you want each part to be, in kilobytes (kb).

rar a -v#### WhateverRarFileNameYouWantHere



8) to create par files for that rar archive you just created, just use MacPar Deluxe and save your self any further trouble
Can anyone help me

I'm stuck on step #4..I cannot find the folder

can anyone help me please?
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To view invisible folders and files, Open Terminal and copy/paste the following:

defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE

The "bin" folder should be /MacintoshHD/usr/bin/. After you find it, fire up Terminal again and enter:

defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE

I try to Command+Shift+/ when I can.
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To view invisible folders and files, Open Terminal and copy/paste the following:

defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE

The "bin" folder should be /MacintoshHD/usr/bin/. After you find it, fire up Terminal again and enter:

defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE
a lot easier is to just open terminal and type:
"ls /"
"bin" is right there.
OR
using the Finder "Go to folder" menu, type: /bin
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voiceofra definitely has a point.

I was trying to keep it GUI judging by the OP's apparent experience.

I try to Command+Shift+/ when I can.
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Thanks for all the help
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