Show Hidden Files in Yosemite

If you’re looking for a way to show your hidden files in Yosemite (Apples latest OS as of March 2015 — OSX 10.10). All you have to do, is change a setting for Finder and then relaunch Finder. This can be done with aa couple of very simple terminal commands.

  1. Open terminal
  2. Type the code below and hit return
    defaults write AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
  3. Then type this and hit return again
    killall Finder

When you’ve had enough of seeing all your hidden files just reverse it!

  1. Open Terminal back up
  2. Type this and hit return
    defaults write AppleShowAllFiles FLASE
  3. Type this hit return and you’re back to normal!
    killall Finder