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Let Finder redisplay seemingly-vanished files Desktop
When transferring directories between my Linux desktop and Mac OS X Laptop as tar.gz archives, I often run into the problem that the unpacked files on the OS X system won't show up in the Finder -- not even when I restart the Finder (this happens at least on 10.3).

Apparently the problem is caused by some sort of issue with the .DS_Store file. Removing the .DS_Store file (only possible from the Terminal) lets the files eventually appear in Finder.
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Let Finder redisplay seemingly-vanished files
Authored by: jervidalo on Dec 05, '07 03:39:09AM

I think this was fixed in Tiger, but as I have only Leopard, I can't confirm this...



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Let Finder redisplay seemingly-vanished files
Authored by: UberFu on Dec 05, '07 07:41:02AM

Not sure one way or another about the Linux/ OS X migration thing - but...

...tools like TinkerTool or Coc ktail [find at VersionTracker] have an option to Show Invisible Files - then you can relaunch the Finder and the .DS_Store files show up magically_

Remove what you want_ Then reset the swittch back in the App and relaunch the Finder again and the Invisible Files "hide" again_



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Let Finder redisplay seemingly-vanished files
Authored by: UberFu on Dec 05, '07 07:52:32AM

NOTE TO ROB -

My previous post above about TinkerTool and the other App - if I spell it out as it should appear *censored*tail - it gets filtered_ referring to the App >> C o c k t a i l - System Utility_

I assume the filter is in place for a good chunk of inappropriate language or something - but at the same time words like bullshit [example] show up just fine_

Which makes me think there is a controllable List for the Filtering Process_

I haven't really tried any other words against the filtering - but it seems to have messed up my post upon previewing it - so I worked around it until I could get past the filter - but maybe something to look into_

regards_



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Let Finder redisplay seemingly-vanished files
Authored by: encro on Dec 11, '07 03:08:33AM

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
Then Relaunch the Finder.

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Steve



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