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    Is it possible for me to make all the hidden files visible in MAC? What to do for it?

    I really need some help in this because there are huge set of folders and files are hidden in my MAC OS and I have to enable all those hidden files which in sense to view it as normal in the same time. Is that possible in my Mac? Can you please provide me details for it?

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    Re: Is it possible for me to make all the hidden files visible in MAC? What to do for it?

    The better option for your problem is to execute some quick commands to get the hidden files visible in your MAC which is possible when we have the power of Terminal in MAC. That is one of the main flexibility as like Linux OS where you can easily tweak things just running some commands in the terminal. So now to enable all those files which are hidden in the MAC just follow the few simple steps given below,

    STEP 1: Open the terminal, make sure you have the administrator priveleges for it.
    STEP 2: Execute the command “defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool YES”
    STEP 3: Now to make the changes to reflect you should kill the Finder process which can be done by executing the command “killall Finder”.

    So now you can check the files which are hidden before and now it shows up as the normal file in your MAC, if you are still not able to see the files or facing some issues while executing the command then just drop in your query here to get the fix for it. If you want to disable which in sense make the folders and files hidden again then execute the command once again with the value NO which will look like this “defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool NO”.

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    Re: Is it possible for me to make all the hidden files visible in MAC? What to do for it?

    hello friend,

    Procedure to show the Hidden files on MAC :-

    -->Find your terminal application(located in your Applications/Utilities directory) and double click to launch it.

    -->In your Terminal application enter the following command:defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE

    -->Log out of your Mac OS X session and log in again or restart your computer to see the changes.

    -->To reverse the effect and hide the hidden files in the finder,enter the following terminal command:defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE



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    Re: Is it possible for me to make all the hidden files visible in MAC? What to do for it?

    Follow The Steps :

    1. Go To Application>> Utilities >> Terminal And Open The "Terminal"
    2. In The Command Prompt Type "defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool true" And Press Enter

    After Restart The MAC And Your Hidden Files Now Visible....

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    Re: Is it possible for me to make all the hidden files visible in MAC? What to do for it?

    Dear User .....

    If you want to know that make all hidden files visible in MAC..So i will tell you that what to do that ....So you just see all my points Or steps...first you see and then try it yourself ....
    Les's have a look ....

    First of all open the terminal and make sure you have the all administrator privileges for it...After that just execute the command “defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool YES”..Now at the end make the changes to reflect you should kill the Finder process which can be done by executing the command “killall Finder”.

    ALL Done ....
    Hope you like that information .....
    Thank You .......

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    Re: Is it possible for me to make all the hidden files visible in MAC? What to do for it?

    There is no direct command to unhide hidden file. You have to follow these step to solve your problem.1. go to folder or derie where your files are hidden2. Right click there3. go to properties4. Click on option show hidden file5 after that click on unhide option. Your problem is solved. Best of luck

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    Re: Is it possible for me to make all the hidden files visible in MAC? What to do for it?

    Dear Friend..

    Hidden files can be open in this ways,
    just follow these instructions:-

    1. First you just open a folder or a driver where you stored you files,
    2. Here you can only see the visible files.
    3. Now what you need to do is to make a right click in the blank space of your drive or folder.
    4. From there, you need to go to properties,
    5. A dialog box is open after that where you get tools or sharing option.
    6. Click on that mark a check on your show hidden files and folders option.
    7. Press ok and then close the dialog box.

    After that you are able to see that the hidden files and folder are visible now.

    Thanks

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    Re: Is it possible for me to make all the hidden files visible in MAC? What to do for it?

    Dear Friend..

    Opening Hidden files in Mac is almost related to Windows XP or 7.
    You need to follow these steps to make hidden files visibles:-

    1. First you go to any folder or hard disk.
    2. Then you need to press right click on a folder.
    3. When you click right, you get a properties option in which you have to enter,
    4. After doing this, a box or a column appear with several options such as sharing, general, archive, etc...
    5. At there, you just go to Hidden and unchecked that box which was checked earlier and make all the files visible which was hidden earlier.
    6. Click on Apple and press OK.

    Simple, its done now,
    Thank you..

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    Re: Is it possible for me to make all the hidden files visible in MAC? What to do for it?

    Dear friend..

    This is the very simple step:-

    1. go to your hard drive
    2. Select a folder
    3. press right click
    4. go to its properties,
    5. Check the files availability,
    6. If it is hidden, then unchecked the box and make it visible,

    Thank you..

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    Re: Is it possible for me to make all the hidden files visible in MAC? What to do for it?

    Possibilities to make all hidden files visible in MAC :

    You can make possibile to hidden files which is possible when we have the power of Terminal in MAC.

    After that is one of the main flexibility as like Linux OS where you can easily tweak things just running some commands in the terminal.And open this terminal and click to the administratration privilige .

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    Re: Is it possible for me to make all the hidden files visible in MAC? What to do for it?

    Hello friend,

    To make the hidden files to un hide in MAC OS you have to go to folder properties and you have to mark the check box option of un hide all the files option so that you could un hide the files that are hidden.

    Hope you found the information useful

    Thank you :0

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    Re: Is it possible for me to make all the hidden files visible in MAC? What to do for it?

    hai frnd
    go to system properties see the files
    and open cmnd and type In The Command Prompt Type "defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool true" And Press Enter
    see the hidden files
    thank you
    GOPI KANTH

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    Re: Is it possible for me to make all the hidden files visible in MAC? What to do for it?

    hai frnd
    go to system properties see the files
    and open cmnd and type In The Command Prompt Type "defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool true" And Press Enter
    see the hidden files
    thank you
    GOPI KANTH

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    Re: Is it possible for me to make all the hidden files visible in MAC? What to do for it?

    Yes friend,

    It is possible to make all hidden files to visible in your mac.

    +++ Steps to unnhide the files in your mac system :

    1. First of all turn on the system.

    2. Now find the utilities option and tap it.

    3. In utilities you will see the terminal option.So,tap this also.

    4. After tapping the terminal option enter the command default write com.apple.finder apple showallfiles bool yes.

    5. After hit you will see the unhide files and conform the unhide option to hide.


    If you can't view the unhide files even after done above procedure then contact the mac system specialist.

    Thank you...............

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    Re: Is it possible for me to make all the hidden files visible in MAC? What to do for it?

    Hello friend,


    I have the solution for your problem just do as i say..........

    1.Firstly you open the 'Finder'.

    2.Then you open the 'Utilities' folder.

    3.Then you make open the 'Terminal'.

    4.There you type 'defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES'.

    5.Then you able to see all the hidden files.

    All the best...........

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    Re: Is it possible for me to make all the hidden files visible in MAC? What to do for it?

    Yes it's possible for me to make all the hidden files visible in MAC, follow the below steps-
    • Firstly you have to launch the home screen.
    • Then you must have to hit on the utilities option.
    • At this step, terminal option must have to be selected.
    • There you must have to enter the command default write com.apple.finder apple showallfiles bool yes.
    • Now You can see all the unhided files.

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    Re: Is it possible for me to make all the hidden files visible in MAC? What to do for it?

    Yes, it is possible for me to make all the hidden files visible in MAC. Follow these steps:


    • Open your hard drive
    • Select any folder
    • Right click
    • Open its properties,
    • Check the visibility of the file.
    • If it is hidden, then uncheck the "hidden" option to make it visible

    Watch This Video:


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    Re: Is it possible for me to make all the hidden files visible in MAC? What to do for it?

    To make visible all hidden files follow the under given steps........
    First go to the FINDER.
    Select the UTILITIES.
    Now open the TERMINALS.
    In terminals type 'defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES'
    Now press O.K.
    After this you will be able to see all the hidden files.................

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    Re: Is it possible for me to make all the hidden files visible in MAC? What to do for it?

    The steps to be followed are:

    --> firstly Navigate to " Utilities " option

    --> then tap on " Terminal "

    --> then type " defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES "

    --> Then press enter

    thus you can get rid of this problem.

    hope it helps you.

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    Re: Is it possible for me to make all the hidden files visible in MAC? What to do for it?

    Hello my Dear Dude ....


    First of all open the Home page

    Then go to the Utilities menu

    Then you need to navigate to the " Applications "

    There after click on the " Terminal "


    Then type the below command in your Terminal


    defaultswrite com.apple.finder Appleshow all files TRUE

    Killall Finder









    That is it


    You will see all the Hidden files


    GOOD LUCK

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    Re: Is it possible for me to make all the hidden files visible in MAC? What to do for it?

    Dear Sir ..

    I just tell you that how to make all the hidden files visible in MAC ....


    1st ==> So first of all go to the home screen of your device and then just click on to the go to your hard drive ,
    2nd ==> After that just select a folder ,
    3rd ==> And then just press right click on it ,
    4th ==> Now here just go to its properties ,
    5th ==> After that just check the files availability ,
    6th ==> Now at the end If it is hidden, then unchecked the box and make it visible ,
    7th ==> Now you are able to see all your hidden files ....


    Hope you like that info ....
    Thank you .....

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    Re: Is it possible for me to make all the hidden files visible in MAC? What to do for it?

    hi,

    sir yes you can do so,
    for this may follow as :
    1 open the home screen.
    2 go to the utility menu.
    3 now go to the application.
    4 now press on the terminal.
    5 then type defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles yes.
    and the press on the enter.
    thus you will be able to visible them.


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    Re: Is it possible for me to make all the hidden files visible in MAC? What to do for it?

    Hello dear...........

    First open a folder.
    Then tap on view from menu bar.
    Then select view invisible files.
    then it's done.
    show-hidden-files-transmit.JPG
    or
    If you want to view hidden files or open them.
    Open winrar and locate the folder where files are hidden.
    Then you can see hidden files in the list.
    Then you can open the files.

    Hope you may understand.....

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    Re: Is it possible for me to make all the hidden files visible in MAC? What to do for it?

    Dear sir
    you going to the drive in hidden file & folder .
    You right click the folder change permission hidden to view .
    2. You go to utility setting in change the setting . You see the all hidden file & folder .

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    Re: Is it possible for me to make all the hidden files visible in MAC? What to do for it?

    Hi,
    It is possible to make all hidden files in mac system to visible files.For this do the below things
    First of all turn on the mac system.After turn on refresh the screen once and tap the utilities option.After tapping this you will see the many options.Among this select and tap the terminal option.In terminal again find and tap the hide application.Enter into this hide application and select the hidden files to make visible them.After selecting you will see the unhide option just side of it.So,select and tap the unhide option.
    After done this your all hidden files will visible now.So,you can also make them as hiden by following the hide process again.

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    Re: Is it possible for me to make all the hidden files visible in MAC? What to do for it?

    Yes it is possible to make all the hidden files visible in MAC
    For this follow these simple steps

    • Go to the Finder icon on your doc
    • Then go to the terminal and open it
    • Now select the option Applications
    • Then click on Utilities and then click on terminal option
    • Type the following text in to the terminal
    • defaults write.com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES
    • Close the terminal program by selecting the option Quit terminal
    • Now restart Finder
    Now you can see the hidden files and folders with lighter text than normal icons.

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    Re: Is it possible for me to make all the hidden files visible in MAC? What to do for it?

    User hide the files for secure their data & files from other user so that when other user access in that device, that file can not be seen.
    here , you want to make visible to all the hidden files in your mac.
    you can show all the hidden files as following method.
    you can also take help of some software through which you can easily show the hidden files.


    Show hidden files in Mac device


    --> Go to "Finder" & open it.
    --> now click on "Terminal" & then "Application"
    --> Click on "Utilities" and then "Terminal"
    --> Copy & paste the line :
    defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES

    Now you can visible all the hidden files in your mac device.

    There are also some software available through which you can show the hidden file easily

    Software to show hidden files in your Mac
    Automator script

    Revealer Application
    Terminal


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    Re: Is it possible for me to make all the hidden files visible in MAC? What to do for it?

    hi..

    First of all Go to any folder

    Right click on it .

    Select properties .

    At the bottom you can find attributes .

    i.e Read only and hidden.

    go to hidden and uncheck /unmark the option to make all the files to be visible .

    save the changes and apply them .


    or else :


    Go to Finder

    Open it .

    open the terminal and click on utilities

    Copy : "Defaults write.com.apple.Finder Apple show all files "

    and Paste it in the terminal to get the hidden files out .



    Thank you..

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    Re: Is it possible for me to make all the hidden files visible in MAC? What to do for it?

    Hello Sir,



    ->Firstly turn ON your MAC system

    ->Then go to Start Menu

    ->After this click to My Computer

    ->Then select any local disk and launch it

    ->Now click to any folder and launch it and then click on it by mouse Right side

    ->Now you see many options

    ->Select the Properties options

    ->Then select the Hidden Files option and change it to Show or View

    ->Now you can easily view all files


    Now your problem get solved


    BEST OF LUCK

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    Re: Is it possible for me to make all the hidden files visible in MAC? What to do for it?

    Sure, it is possible to make all the hidden files visible in MAC.

    To do so just follow these steps:

    >>First of all just go to Application.

    >>Now go to Utilities.

    >>Then click on Terminal.

    >>Then just Open the Terminal there.

    >>Now just type 'defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool true' in Command prompt and press Enter.

    >>Now restart your MAC.

    Now you are done, all your Hidden files will be shown.

    Best of Luck............

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    Re: Is it possible for me to make all the hidden files visible in MAC? What to do for it?

    hello..

    just follow the listed below steps..

    #firstly go to home screen..
    #then go to utility option..
    #then tap on the applications
    #then click on terminal..
    #then type the "default write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles"
    #then press enter..
    #then restart your mac..
    i hope you got it..


    thanks..

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    Re: Is it possible for me to make all the hidden files visible in MAC? What to do for it?

    first of all go to the home screen

    then click on the utility option

    then tap on the application option

    then click on terminal

    then type the command "default writ com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles"

    then hit the enter button

    and restart your mac system

    and its done


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    Re: Is it possible for me to make all the hidden files visible in MAC? What to do for it?

    Hello friend

    1.You have to open the terminal located in application/utilities.

    2.At the command prompt type the following one.

    Defaults write com.apple.finder apple show all files -bool true.

    3.Now press the return to execute the command.

    4.For the changes to take effect, either log out then log back in again.

    5.Relaunch finder this can be done form the Force quit window or by typing killa findder in a terminal windows.

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