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    need help finding a hidden folder

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    need help finding a hidden folder
    I cant find the hidden folder "bin"

    I'm trying to do the following for RAR Files
    Code:
    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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    need help finding a hidden folder
    surfwax95's Avatar
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    Specs:
    15" Powerbook G4 24" iMac iPhone 3Gs
    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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    need help finding a hidden folder
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    Quote Originally Posted by surfwax95 View Post
    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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    need help finding a hidden folder
    surfwax95's Avatar
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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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    need help finding a hidden folder

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    Thanks for all the help

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