Permanently Show Library Folder in OS X Lion


Update:The tip below still works, but there’s a quicker option that I now use: Open a Finder window, then open the Go menu. While it’s open hold down the option key and the Library folder will appear.

This is a quick tip for viewing the hidden (by default) User Library folder in OS X Lion. This information can be found in tons of places on the web – I’m putting it here for easy reference for myself. Any you. Favorite it.

To permanently* show the user ~/Library folder in OS X Lion, fire up Terminal and enter this:

chflags nohidden ~/Library/

To hide it again, enter this:

chflags hidden ~/Library

* I have to run this command from time to time. Seems Lion reverts itself once in a while. So take permanently with a grain of barley.

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That is a really good tip particularly to those
new to the blogosphere. Brief but very accurate info… Thank you for sharing this one.
A must read article!


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