Display invisible files in the finder - Leopard
October 25, 2008
Applications | Mac OS X | Web Building

If you are trying to edit .htaccess files or other invisible files through the GUI, or using Fetch's automatic linkage with BBedit, you will need to show hidden files.

Open the terminal and type:

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE

you can restart the Finder through the terminal by typing:
killall Finder


  1. select "Force Quit Applications" in the Apple menu,

  2. select "Finder from the list and

  3. click the "Relaunch" button.

Many thanks to "Matthew" for this one!

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Posted by ellen at October 25, 2008 08:41 AM

1 Comment

hi, whats the codes to reverse the process?

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