Last Updated on Mar 19, 2020
Before this time we have seen how to hide/ Show hidden folders sequentially process. But from your Mac, Only show hidden folders on Mac running on macOS Mojave and earlier version. 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 resting on current OS X version, then you must have to check your hidden folder before start process.
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Note: Are you trying to view or show files and folders using portable devices? Then this tip doesn’t work to your Mac with this command but on Windows PC, you can do easily.
Let’s see How to Show Hidden Folders on Mac Mojave, High Sierra
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 folders on Mac from the External hard drive or portable device
Here I am giving the suitable example for show hidden files and folders that work 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 depends on External Drive name or Portable device name. that’s you have to set manually by forwarding space given in above sample command.