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#17012 - 08/14/11 08:22 AM Lion hiding ~/Library?
Virtual1 Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Iowa
I found this annoying, Lion appears to have hidden the user's Library folder. I can see why, I've had to fix dozens of things as a result, same as the packaging of the Iphoto and iTunes libraries, but still it irks me.

And we've gotten quite a few confused users concerning this "All my files" nonsense.
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#17016 - 08/14/11 08:42 AM Re: Lion hiding ~/Library? [Re: Virtual1]
jchuzi Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
Show User Library Directory in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and/or Access User ~/Library Folder in OS X Lion


In addition, look at Lion Tweaks. Although it's not free, the latest version of Tinker Tool System also allows this.


Edited by jchuzi (08/14/11 11:29 AM)
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#17407 - 09/13/11 05:58 PM Re: Lion hiding ~/Library? [Re: jchuzi]
Hal Itosis Offline


Registered: 09/03/09
Loc: 10.6.8 (build 10K549)
Still no Lion for me... but from what i've read, we just hold the option key while mousing the Go menu in Finder to get to ~/Library

[but yeah, it can also be unhidden quite easily]

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#17409 - 09/14/11 02:21 AM Re: Lion hiding ~/Library? [Re: Hal Itosis]
jchuzi Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
Welcome home, Hal. It's nice to see you again. smile
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#17410 - 09/14/11 10:05 AM Re: Lion hiding ~/Library? [Re: Virtual1]
MG2009 Offline


Registered: 08/05/09
Here is how to show the LIBRARY FOLDER in your HOME FOLDER:

1. Go to your Applications folder.
2. Go to the Utilities folder.
3. Double click on Terminal to open it.
4. Highlight all the text below ; copy to clipboard.


chflags nohidden ~/Library


5. In the Terminal Window press, paste text from clipboard. Press Enter.

Note: To revert back to the default setting change “nohidden” to “hidden” in Step 4.

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#17411 - 09/14/11 11:32 AM Re: Lion hiding ~/Library? [Re: MG2009]
Virtual1 Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Iowa
really, chflags is part of os x now? I thought that was part of a separate package.
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#17423 - 09/14/11 05:28 PM Re: Lion hiding ~/Library? [Re: Virtual1]
Hal Itosis Offline


Registered: 09/03/09
Loc: 10.6.8 (build 10K549)
Originally Posted By: Virtual1
really, chflags is part of os x now? I thought that was part of a separate package.

/usr/bin/chflags itself has been inside Mac OSX since day one (i.e., as a standard Unix item).

The hidden/nohidden "flag" however first appeared in Leopard (i.e., as a non-Unix, Apple-only option).

Clarification: that flag has always existed as part of Finder (where utilities like ResEdit and File Buddy, etc. were needed to tweak icon visibility). But the ability for the chflags command to toggle that Finder flag was introduced in OSX 10.5


Edited by Hal Itosis (09/14/11 05:40 PM)

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