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    Unhide command

    What is the command key i can use to unhide certain folder in Mac OS x.
    For example: how to unhide or show /voumes folder in finder?

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    Showing hidden system files:
    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
    
    killall Finder
    Hiding them;
    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE
    
    killall Finder
    Careful, they're hidden for a reason.
    Power to Burn.
    At speeds of up to 733MHz,
    The most powerful Mac in history
    burns CDs, burns DVDs, and
    burns Pentiums

    - apple website, oct 4, 1999. advertisement for the powermac g4

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    Thanks eric2006. Is that going to unhide all hidden folder?
    I just want a specified hidden folder to be un-hidden. Is that possible ?

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    Depending on the folder, unhiding it might cause problems. A safe way to get to one hidden folder would be to unhide all, create an alias linking to said folder, rehide.
    Power to Burn.
    At speeds of up to 733MHz,
    The most powerful Mac in history
    burns CDs, burns DVDs, and
    burns Pentiums

    - apple website, oct 4, 1999. advertisement for the powermac g4

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    Good Idea !

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    Hi Eric,

    My Lap top Home folder under /Users got hidden, I don't know how, I cal list it from the terminal but I cannot see it from the GUI, I can only see the folders of admin and shared.
    even after logging in as root, the data is good and I can login just fine and in fact I'm working like this for the past 15 days. if I want to see the home folder I'll open terminal and say /Users/(Username) open . and then it open the folder in GUI, but when I click on the top of the windows user folder name it shows the past as (Username)/Users/Macintosh-HD, how can I unhide only that users folder..??? al the permissions and the ownership is good.

 

 

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