How to Show Hidden Files on Mac
If you're using a Mac and want to access hidden files, here's a simple guide to help you do it:
Open Finder and click on the "Go" menu at the top of your screen. From the dropdown menu, select "Go to Folder". Alternatively, you can access the main Files folder by clicking on the "Devices" section in the left sidebar of Finder.
A small window will appear, prompting you to enter a folder path. Type in
~(tilde symbol) and click the "Go" button. This will take you to your user directory.
Now, to reveal the hidden files, simply press the keyboard shortcut
Cmd + Shift + .(dot). As soon as you press this combination, all the hidden folders and files will become visible in the Finder window.
If you want to hide these files again, just press the same keyboard shortcut
Cmd + Shift + .(dot) once more.
By following these steps, you can easily toggle the visibility of hidden files on your Mac using Finder. This can be useful when you need to access system files, configure settings, or perform troubleshooting tasks. Remember to exercise caution when dealing with hidden files, as modifying or deleting them without proper knowledge can potentially affect your system's functionality.