How to Show Hidden Files in Finder


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How to Show Hidden Files in Finder
To do that, you've got two ways.

1) Terminal:
You simply open the terminal (Application > Utility > Terminal or within Spotlight Search, writing Terminal, after pressing Command + Space) and write
defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES
2) Combination of keys:
Open a window in Finder, then press Command + Shift + . (dot).
It will show up hidden files.

To hide them again, you'll do the same thing but:
For Terminal it will change from "YES" to "NO" like this:
defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES
For the Combination of Keys, simply repress them.


Easy, right?
 
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There is also a tool in the downloads section called "Show Hidden Files" that can help to easily switch the visibility of the hidden files and folders on Mac OS X (El Capitan and older) and macOS (macOS Sierra and above).