How to See Hidden Folders and Files on Mac OS X


By default all the system files and folders are hidden for Apple Mac OSX. If you want to see the files and folders which are hidden, you need to use certain Terminal commands.

Follow these simple steps to get started,

  1. Go to Spotlight search and open Terminal
  2. Open Terminal
    Open Terminal
  3. Paste the command : defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -boolean TRUE

  4. The prompt returns without error, then enter : killall Finder
Run Killfinder command
Run Killfinder command

Now if you open Finder, you will be able to see the hidden folders and files.