Wouldn’t it be nice to use Finder to see all your files, including your hidden files.
Well there are lots of postings showing you how to use the Terminal to run a command line script that toggles some of the Apple Finder default behaviors. But opening a terminal window every time is a pain, there has to be an easier way.
Wouldn’t it be nice to simple click an icon? Well there is an easy way using the Automator
1 – Head over to launchpad, the launch Automator
2 – Select Application
3 – Next Drag Run Shell Script onto the workflow pane
4 – Select correct shell: ‘/bin/bash’ and type the following, and save the file to the desktop:
(I saved mine as ‘HiddenFileTOGGLE’)
#!/bin/bashSTATUS=`defaults read com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles`
if [ $STATUS == TRUE ];
defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE
elsedefaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
5 – Now ever ytime you want to change, just double click ‘HiddenFileTOGGLE’