How to view hidden files on a Mac – MacBook guide to showing hidden files

07/11/2019     Author: Armand Richardson

Make hidden files visible on Mac – How to see hidden files

If you’re like me, you like to have full control over everything. Unfortunately, major companies keep treating us, their clients, like children. They keep stuff on our devices are hidden from us. The Mac, for example, has some files that are automatically hidden from users. I bought the device and the company thinks they have the right to keep things hidden from me. Together we can rise up against this injustice and make files on Macbooks visible for our eyes. Accomplishing this task is explained in more detail below. Take back full control and make the files on your Mac visible for you. First, let’s take a look at what files are hidden from users and what’s the great claim on why the information should be withheld from us.

Hidden files on Mac

There are various files that are hidden from users on Mac. The company claims that people with little to no knowledge can mess up their computer and even damage it. This is just brainwashing nonsense they feed us to keep us in line. In order to escape the clutches of large corporations like these, we need to rise up and learn how to make hidden files on a Mac visible. This, my comrades can easily be done with the instructions on this page. All joking aside, the files on your MacBook are hidden for a reason. They are hidden to prevent users from accidentally deleting or moving important files to the wrong places.

How to view hidden files on Mac

If you have a MacBook that runs on an operating system older than OS X Lion, you can just open the Library folder under the Home folder and all the important files will be visible. Now, the Library folder is still there, it’s just not the right one. There is more than one Library folder on a Mac. The one you can see files that can be viewed by everyone and only changed by an administrator. Here are the steps to take if you want to see the hidden files on a Mac.

Step 1: Open the finder on your Mac. Here you’ll see a list of all the files on your hard drive.

Step 2: Press CMD + Shift + (.) Period, and hold the three buttons simultaneously. This will make all of the hidden files visible until you press the buttons again or close the Finder window.

Yes, that’s about all there is to it. Remember that these files are hidden for a reason and you can damage your Mac if you move or delete the wrong item. You now have more control over your property. This might be the first step in gaining back some well-deserved freedom. These two steps might be all there is to make the files visible again but there is more than one way to achieve this. The other method you can use goes as follows.

Step 1: In some of the older versions of the Mac’s OS you can drag the files from the Finder window to the desktop. Open the finder and make the hidden files visible using the method above, if needed.

Step 2: Hold down Alt + CMD and drag the Library folder to your desktop. All the hidden files will always be visible when you open this file shortcut from the desktop.


It’s not as hard as you think to make the hidden files on Mac visible for users. It simply takes a few buttons and clicks of a mouse to accomplish this task. The only reason I can think of that Apple placed these unnecessary steps to view files on your computer is that they think their clients are completely retarded. How can Windows users survive this long without deleting something important? The simple answer is that when people spend a lot of money on something they don’t have much knowledge on, they tend to avoid complicated files that look like they’re not to be messed with. On the other hand, they do keep some idiots from suing them.

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