Unhide command

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  1. jeno

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    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.
     
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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.
     
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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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