Viewing the Library Folder in OS X   October 21st, 2013

Ever since the good old faithful OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard days Apple has decided to remove by default users access to the Library folder, now I guess this makes a lot of sense given the popularity these days of OS X but for users who are familiar with the operating system and may need to access frequently, it can be quite a pain. ¬†Fortunately it really isn’t difficult to re-enable permanent access to ~/Library/ and all you need to do is launch Terminal and enter the following command:

chflags nohidden ~/Library/

Your Library folder will be immediately visible once again.

To undo the changes simply enter the following command in Terminal once again:

chflags hidden ~/Library/

Again, changes will take effect immediately.  Enjoy.

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