Showing Hidden Files In MacOS Finder

To allow you to view hidden (files starting with a ".") files in Mac OSX's finder you will need to issue the following command on the terminal:

defaults write AppleShowAllFiles true

For this setting to be applied we next need to restart finder. This can be done as follows:

killall finder

Once finder restarts you will now be able to see hidden files.

Last updated: 16/02/2023