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UserFolderRestore unhides your hidden (invisible) user folder after installing OS X 10.9.3. Note: The user folder may hide again after Restart. Please set this in login items so it auto runs, or just keep it on your desktop so when you need your user folder you can just click on it. There is another method of creating an alias to your user folder which wont go away on restarts, but for security reasons Apple support advises against it.

What's New

Version 1.5:
  • Added the Shared library which is also invisible
  • Added ability to hit cancel at end to bypass blog
  • More Detailed Instructions
  • Permissions bug fix

Requirements

OS X 10.9.3 or later

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Noraa Member IconReview+57
Noraa
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Fortunately Apple has updated iTunes to 11.2.1 which fixes the hidden User folder issue (strange that an iTunes update, in conjunction with Find My Mac managed to cause such a bizarre issue....). Regardless, this was a great piece of software for the short time it was needed!

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Version 1.5
Fking
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thanks again to the developer, who had this out as soon as the problem occurred. amazing, really....

Fking Member IconReview+32
Fking
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version 1.5 shows as version 1.0 after downloading; just letting you (the developer) know. but it works; my Users folder (AND the Shared folder in that) both are visible.

thanx for this! amazing to see people step up so quickly when an issue arises (while we wait for the behemoth Apple to come up with a fix). why i love the mac community...

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Version 1.0
macjeffva
+1

Fixing now. Changed it in the app but not in the plist. That is actually why MacUpdate has not changed their end. Try again in about 10 minutes to download and it should say 1.5 (even though MacUpdate may still say 1.0)

And I am glad it worked. I thought about adding a feature to make an alias to the user folder in case it disappears but that could be a security issue so I will let people do it manually.

Prince_Isaac Member IconComment+298
Prince_Isaac
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Huh? I must have missed something as my user folder is still visible in 10.9.3. Are there special cases where it goes invisible?

To the dev: despite the fact that I might not need your A-S, I want to thank you for writing and posting it for those who need it. That's really great of you.

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Version 1.0
Fking
+2

seems that iTunes 11.2 and find my mac don't play well together...
and this hides the Users folder (and the Shared folder) for many people. until apple fixes the problem...this script is a great help.

Fking
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can't edit my post below...just to be clear...the problem between iTunes 11.2 and Find My Mac hides the Users folder. this app helps restore the Users folder...which may disappear again after rebooting. so you just run this script again...

macjeffva
+1

Thanks for the compliment. Makes my time today worth it. But the other post is correct. At first we thought it was 10.9.3 but iTunes came out at the same time. We beta tested 10.9.3 and never saw the issue so it makes sense that it was iTunes caused the issue. Either way this fixes it unless you restart.

As of this post (11pm EST May 16, 2014) if you hit the download above you will get version 1.5. MacUpdate has not updated the description yet but 1.5 does download as the link is the same. And I did add info about iTunes in there. Also added the ability to also make the Shared folder visible that Fking asked for below.

If you see the problem, you can just run the app, the drag the visible user folder to the sidebar and it will create a shortcut. Then even if it goes invisible again you can get into it!!

Thanks again for the compliment. We have posted free stuff before and people love to write bad reviews!!!

Prince_Isaac
+2

@ macjeffva: "We have posted free stuff before and people love to write bad reviews!!!"

They are trolls who are to be ignored. Unfortunately, the frownie/smilie system here on MU is not to be trusted. Don't let them wear you down.

Fking Member IconReview+32
Fking
+2

useful enough. does NOT restore the Shared folder (in Users). and just a temp fix...but better than nothing!

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Version 1.0
macjeffva
+2

Just added that feature. Uploading version 1.5 now. Thanks for the feedback!! Anything else you need please contact us from the website at www.midatlanticconsulting.com.

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macjeffva
Version 1.0
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Downloads 518
Version Downloads 268
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 17 May 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price Free
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