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Un-hide the User Library folder on Lion

10.7: Un-hide the User Library folder – Mac OS X Hints.

I kinda of understand why Apple decided to hide the ~/Library folder when using Finder: they probably noticed how much user support they were wasting because people end up deleting the Library folder from their user account.

Anyway, it’s nice to have a way to get it back visible in Finder in Lion:

chflags nohidden ~/Library 

This command can be used to hide/unhide any folder. Neat.

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  1. July 30, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    One need not use Terminal to reveal the user library folder. Simply hold Option when selecting the Go menu while in Finder, and the user library will appear as a selectable choice.

  2. lgustavomartins
    July 30, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    True. But this one is a more permanent solution, which sets the Library folder as visible whenever you open your home folder in Finder.

  3. September 19, 2011 at 12:45 am

    Finnaly, it was driving me crazy!

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