Show or Hidden File on Macintosh and Hackintosh

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Show or Hidden File on Macintosh and Hackintosh


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It’s like every day I search a bunch of Commands for the experiment, one fine day I realized that i am not able to hide and unhide my personal stuff in my OS X system which is quite simple in Windows system but it is also very easy to hide and unhide a particular folder or files which I figure out later   

Show or Hidden File on Macintosh and Hackintosh

How to Hide Folders in Mac OS X

Hiding existing folders is fairly easy:
Launch the Terminal, found in /Applications/Utilities/ or from Launchpad
And type the following command:
chflags hidden /path/to/file-or-folder
When finished, close the Terminal and relaunch the Finder and see the effect

How to Unhide Folders in Mac OS X
To unhide it, just swap the hidden word to nohidden
chflags nohidden /path/to/file-or-folder

If you don’t know the path or don’t feel like typing it,then Just type the command and drag that file or folder onto the Terminal window and press enter
Note:-Following Guide is tested on Real Mac System as well as Hackintosh System both works great,if you have any other way apart from this and without App then kindly let us know.

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Pratik N Borkar

Every one Calls him Freak Smart-Ass as tittle but no one knows that he is Avid Apple Fan & Technophilic who passionate about new techno kind a stuff and Apple's new creation like OS X and iOS, Also He likes to share useful tips, techniques and resources for Hackintosh and Macintosh for Apple addicts with his Personal Blog