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    Hidden Folders
    how can i view hidden folders in the finder? i know how to view them in the terminal, so i know that they're there. (the folders with a . before them) I know the path name, but unlike windows there is nowhere where i can enter the path and go to that folder. how can i view these folders/files?

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    Dec 24, 2002
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    2 x 3.0GHz Quad-Core, 6GB OS X 10.6.8 | 15in MacBook Pro 2.2GHz OS X 10.6.8 | 64GB iPad 2 WiFi
    You will need a third party application. I just forget the name of the application at this moment.
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    you can use the finder. Do comand/applle +f then select visiblility to be visible and invisible items. search for a folder you know is invisible like usr. Then you can just add that folder to your shortcuts (its on the left of all finder windows on os 10.3) I needed access to stuff in there (tomcat, etc. ) so I just have that little shortcut.

    Does that make sense?

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    Jan 12, 2005
    12" 1Ghz PB 768Mb 10.4.5 30Gb Video iPod 40Gb 3G iPod 1Gb iPod Shuffle
    defaults write AppleShowAllFiles YES

    whack that into a terminal window the restart finder

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