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OS 10.4 - I just hid a file with Terminal, now i can't find it!


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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!
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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"
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Ha ha, thanks. Saved! I feel really stupid, I've never used Terminal before and got scared! lol
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Ha ha, thanks. Saved! I feel really stupid, I've never used Terminal before and got scared! lol
Cheers Ride
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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".

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Thanks dtravis7... that's awfully kind of you.
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This app XRay will make files invisible/visible with out the need to go to terminal. I like it.
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