Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1

    Simbad54's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 04, 2007
    Location
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Posts
    388
    Specs:
    Mac Book Pro. 2.4Ghz Intel Core Duo running OSX 10.9.3, 8GB Ram
    I just hid a file with Terminal, now i can't find it!
    Ok, so I followed these instructions from an old thread.

    "Originally Posted by MacAddikt
    i just hide the folders i dont want anyone to see

    in the Terminal:
    mv folderName .folderName

    then it will be "hidden" from all user accounts. (it becomes a folder only viewable by the root user). but to bring the folder back up:

    in Finder:
    Go >> Go To Folder (Shift+Command+g) >> Type in exact path (ie. /Users/username/Documents/.folderName)

    or in Terminal:
    open /Users/username/Documents/.folderName"

    I hid a file, but now it won't come back. I'm doing every thing as said above but to no avail. Help please!

  2. #2

    RiDE's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 13, 2006
    Location
    Deep in the heart of Texas!
    Posts
    3,568
    Specs:
    Mac's
    LOL....

    You could try

    mv .foldername foldername

    to make it reappear.

    Or....

    to show the Hidden files using the terminal type (better yet.. copy/paste) the following:

    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool YES;killall Finder



    Then to HIDE the "Hidden Files" Type (again, might want to just copy/paste) the following in the Terminal:

    defaults delete com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles;killall Finder


    You can also use the Onyx Parameters to "Show Hidden Files"

  3. #3

    Simbad54's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 04, 2007
    Location
    Amsterdam, Holland
    Posts
    388
    Specs:
    Mac Book Pro. 2.4Ghz Intel Core Duo running OSX 10.9.3, 8GB Ram
    Ha ha, thanks. Saved! I feel really stupid, I've never used Terminal before and got scared! lol
    Cheers Ride
    Sim

  4. #4

    dtravis7's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 04, 2005
    Location
    Modesto, Ca.
    Posts
    28,773
    Specs:
    iMac 2010 27" QuadI7 OSX10.11, iMac 2008 OSX10.11, MBP Late2011OSX10.11 , iPhone 3GS Note 8!
    Great job as always Ride.

  5. #5

    RiDE's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 13, 2006
    Location
    Deep in the heart of Texas!
    Posts
    3,568
    Specs:
    Mac's
    Quote Originally Posted by Simbad54 View Post
    Ha ha, thanks. Saved! I feel really stupid, I've never used Terminal before and got scared! lol
    Cheers Ride
    Sim
    I'm glad you got it squared away. No reason to "feel stupid", there isn't anyone here that didn't have a first time using Terminal. KEEP, KEEP, KEEP using it. Read up on some basic commands, how to's, etc.

    Here is a great place to start that describes the commands as spells, and walks you through the different "spells" in a really cool way. Check it out. (CLICK!) Download the .pdf of the book for free using the link on the Right side of the page "The First Book".

    Great job as always Ride.
    Thanks dtravis7... that's awfully kind of you.

  6. #6


    Member Since
    Jan 27, 2007
    Location
    *Brisvegas*
    Posts
    5,658
    Specs:
    17 inch 2 GHz C2D imac (5,1) with 3GB DDR2 RAM, X1600 (128MB memory) GPU - OSX 10.6.3
    This app XRay will make files invisible/visible with out the need to go to terminal. I like it.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Can't find Terminal in my iMac OS 10.6.8
    By nickgreek in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-04-2012, 09:32 AM
  2. cant find terminal- help please
    By Flyster in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-18-2011, 10:20 AM
  3. cannot find 'Terminal'
    By kaykav in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09-11-2010, 10:47 PM
  4. find command in terminal -- listing files twice
    By Straitsfan in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-10-2010, 10:46 PM
  5. Cant find terminal.
    By milessthomas in forum OS X - Development and Darwin
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-09-2007, 11:16 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •