Before this time we have seen how to hide/ Show hidden folder sequentially process. But from your Mac, only view hidden folder on Mac running on OS X Yosemite (10.10). Else show hidden folder on Mavericks and Yosemite process is quite different; in those cases process has been same like two lines of code running from terminal. But here you have to change code quietly different. In case are you updating or restring on current OS X version, then you must have to check your hidden folder before start process.
Note: are you trying to view or show files and folders from portable devices, Then this tips isn’t works for you on Mac with this command but on your windows you can do easily.
Let’s see how to show or view hidden folder on Mac: Yosemite OS X 10.10
Step 1: Go to the terminal from your Mac, by (under the Finder > Applications > Utilities)
Step 2: Copy the below command and past in terminal. Then press enter.
defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -boolean true ; killall Finder
Show or View hidden folder on Mac Yosemite from External hard drive or portable device
Here I am giving suitable example for show hidden files and folders that works on your external drive or USB drive. Under the command prompt window, type below suitable command.
chflags nohidden /Volumes/PNY\ BACKUP/Users/thomas/Library
>> if External drive name: Mac HD Clone, Then enter below command
chflags nohidden /Volumes/Mac\ HD\ Clone/Users/diane/Library
>> if external drive name: Mavericks
chflags nohidden /Volumes/Mavericks/Users/diane/Library
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So, Command for view hidden folder on Mac Yosemite depends on External Drive name or Portable device name. that’s you have to set manually by forward space given in above sample command.