I know there is an easy way to expose them but I can not remember what the program is with SL on a Mac. I also see this has been a dead area recently so I'm coming here to ask. I may go to Apple discussions also but I thought I'd start here.
TinkerTool does it. Use for backing up your GPS.
Can you post a link to tinkertools and expalin more?
Thanks for the links.
Marcel Bresink Software-Systeme
I am using them with Snow Leopard & Lion.
1. In the Finder, choose File > Find.
2. From the far-left pop-up menu, choose "File Visibility".
3. In the list of search attributes, select “Invisible Items"
or in Finder, go to the Help option in the menu bar, type "invisible" in the search space and you will get the instructions to view invisible stuff.
Great tip diesel, Thanks.
I've owned Mac's for quite a few years and did not know that you could do that through the Finder.
What "far left pop-up menu"? I'm not seeing it (OS X Lion). Is the pop-up in the finder window, menu bar, where? Thanks.
Thanks for the tip! I would always go into the Unix Terminal and do an ls -a command to get the invisible list. This is a nice (GUI) alternative.
Open a Finder window, then go to the Finder menu bar across the top of the screen to the File menu, go down to Find (or use command-F). Once you do that, the finder window changes a little bit, you'll see more options.
You should see more options for searching your computer. There will be a bar in the window that has "Search: This Mac YOURUSERNAME Shared Save" and either a "+" or "-" sign. Below that bar, you might already see the two pulldowns that say "kind" and "any". If not, perhaps that bar isn't showing up. Is that little button next to the "Save" button a "+"? If so, hit it and see what shows up.
That should get you there.
Then pull down those menus to get to the invisibility option.
What you describe does not occur on Snow Leopard. Are you in Lion?
I'm using v.10.6.7 and it works. Open Finder and then up top select File-Find then click "Kind" (on the left) and it drops down for you to select "File Visibility". Then select the drop down just to the right of that and select "Invisible Items".
Use the defaults command in OSX.
Use the attrib command in Windows.
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