Invisible files

 

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.

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NUVI 660, Late 2012 iMac, Macbook 2.1 Fall 2008, iPhone6 , Nuvi 3790, iPad2

Answered my own question

TinkerTool does it. Use for backing up your GPS.

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NUVI 660, Late 2012 iMac, Macbook 2.1 Fall 2008, iPhone6 , Nuvi 3790, iPad2

Post Link

Can you post a link to tinkertools and expalin more?

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

Here's Some Other Ways

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OK.....so where the heck am I?

Thanks

Thanks for the links.

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

Show Invisible Files apps.

Hostingforoz Applications
Hidden Files.app

Marcel Bresink Software-Systeme
TinkerTool.app

Try these,
Anthony

I am using them with Snow Leopard & Lion.

You Can View Invisible Files Right In Mac OS Finder

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.

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone XR w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

You Can View Invisible Files Right In Mac OS Finder

Great tip diesel, Thanks.

Learned Something New

Thanks diesel!

I've owned Mac's for quite a few years and did not know that you could do that through the Finder.

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OK.....so where the heck am I?

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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.

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Nuvi 760 (died 6/2013); Forerunner 305 bike/run; Inreach SE; MotionX Drive (iPhone)

Nice compared to ls -a

diesel wrote:

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.

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.

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Garmin: GPSIII / StreetPilot / StreetPilot Color Map / StreetPilot III / StreetPilot 2610 / GPSMAP60CSx / Nuvi 770 / Nuvi 765T / Nuvi 3490LMT * Pioneer: AVIC-80 / N3 / X950BH

Okay, here goes...

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.

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone XR w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

What OS?

What you describe does not occur on Snow Leopard. Are you in Lion?

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NUVI 660, Late 2012 iMac, Macbook 2.1 Fall 2008, iPhone6 , Nuvi 3790, iPad2

Works in OS 10.6

geochapman wrote:

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".

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Garmin: GPSIII / StreetPilot / StreetPilot Color Map / StreetPilot III / StreetPilot 2610 / GPSMAP60CSx / Nuvi 770 / Nuvi 765T / Nuvi 3490LMT * Pioneer: AVIC-80 / N3 / X950BH

Commands to Show Hidden Files

Use the defaults command in OSX.

Use the attrib command in Windows.