[HOWTO] Show your Home Library in 10.7

Satcomer

In Geostationary Orbit
In 10.7.x Apple decided to hide you own Library folder. So to change this behavior is an easy /Applications/Utilities/Terminal command:
Code:
chflags nohidden ~/Library
To change it back to hidden just type the terminal command:
Code:
chflags hidden ~/Library
You can copy & paste these commands in Terminal.
 

BjarneDM

Registered
You can still access your ~/Library folder directly in Finder:
menu::Go and then hit the [alt] / [opt] key; and an additional menu entry turns up allowing you to directly access the ~/Library folder
 

Giaguara

Chmod 760
Staff member
Mod
Yea, the other way was to access it from Finder > Go to Folder... and once showing, then drag to side bar. But the noflags is much more elegant.
 

fryke

Moderator
Staff member
Mod
I'd say it's better to have three ways than one in a HOWTO thread. But no MORE, okay? If there's even ONE more way to access the user Library in this thread, we'll have to… ;)

(Btw.: I like the alt-Go-Menu one best, because I generally _like_ that Apple thinks the user doesn't need to access the directory. Most users won't need to, anyway.)
 
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