In Finder some files and folders are invisible. Sometimes I need to view those.
Starting with Sierra it's very easy to show the invisible stuff.
In Finder do a
My user folder without invisible files:
The same folder with invisible files:
If you use El Captian or older you can use a Terminal command or the application Onyx .
Here is how you show the invisible files in Onyx:
After changing the checkbox Onyx will restart the Finder for you.
Doing the same with Terminal is a bit more complex:
- Open the Terminal application from Applications -> Utilities
- Paste the following into Terminal:
defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES
- Press return
- Restart the Finder application