Step by step guide to use mac lion to make hidden folders visible

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Step by step guide to use mac lion to make hidden folders visible.

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Step by step guide to use mac lion to make hidden folders visible

  1. 1. Guide to use Mac to recover hidden folders(A) Enable Mac OS X Lion to view hidden files and folders1. Using Spotlight, search and select Terminal app.2. Type the following command into terminal and Enter, to enable Mac to viewhidden files and folders:defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES3. Restart the Finder by (1) Clicking on Apple icon follows by “Force Quit…”(2) Selecting Finder follows by clicking “Relaunch”
  2. 2. 4. Access the flash disk with folders being hidden due to virus inflection toconfirm that the folders are now visible.(B) Make the hidden folders visible5. In terminal, type “cd ” – take note of the space after cd. Click on the flashdisk, hold and drag it to terminal. This will auto add the path to the flash disk.Finally, just Enter to execute the command.6. Type the following command follows by Enter, to change all folders tovisible:chflags nohidden *7. Confirm in Finder that the earlier hidden folders are now visible. But takenote of system folder such as RECYCLER is now visible.
  3. 3. 8. Use the following command follows by Enter, to change the above systemfolder back to hidden:chflags hidden RECYCLER* Repeat the above command for other system folders.9. Confirm that the system folder is now hidden.(C) Disable Mac from viewing hidden files and folders10. Type the following command follows by Enter, to disable Mac fromviewing hidden files and folders:defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles NO11. Restart the Finder by (1) Clicking on Apple icon follows by “Force Quit…”(2) Selecting Finder follows by clicking “Relaunch”
  4. 4. That’s all you need to do.

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