How to show hidden files in Finder

Running MacOS X and want to see every file?

To see hidden files in Finder, follow these steps:

  1. Open Terminal (/Applications/Utilities/Terminal or click the magnifine glass in the top right of the screen and type Terminal)
  2. Execute the following command

    defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES
  3. Either restart the computer or log out and back in
How to show hidden files in Finder