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Another way to see hidden folders in the Finder System
Did you ever get annoyed when you cannot see the same files in the GUI as you do in terminal. Here is a quick and easy fix to enable just those folders you would like to see. Tools such as TinkerTool let you turn on all invisibles, but this method enables each folder on a case by case basis.

Read the rest of the article for step-by-step directions.

First off start the TERMINAL application. Next you will need to su (or sudo) to root (you can find directions on how to do so here in Mac Hints).

When you log in as root you will be taken to your home directory. The file we are looking for is located in the root directy so go there by typing:
cd /
Next we will edit the .hidden file. this is the file that hides the directories from the GUI. We will edit this file using pico a basic unix text editor. to do this type in the following command:
pico .hidden
You will see a text fie that lists all the files that cannot be seen from the GUI. Now all you have to do is delete the names of the files you want to see through the GUI and save the file (CTRL O will output the file and CTRL x will exit pico). Log out and log back in and BINGO you can now see all your directories.

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