How to View Hidden Files in Finder

Hidden Files

Any files that has a . as a prefix is called as a Hidden file, and it is usually preferred for the internal structure of the tools/applications.

By default, the hidden files will not be displayed in the Finder, similar to the Explorer in the Windows OS.

Showing hidden files via Mac Finder

Press the “Command” + “Shift” + “.” (period) keys at the same time.

The hidden files will show up as translucent in the folder.

If you want to obscure the files again, press the same “Command” + “Shift” + “.” (period) combination, it will simply toggle the settings to show/hide the hidden files.

Raghavan alias Saravanan Muthu
10 Jul 2023 | Mon | 20:58:53 PM IST