Blind
Blind 1.1
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Unhides hidden files in the Finder.   Free
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  • Blind has been discontinued
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    Alexander Jandt
Blind unhides hidden files in Finder on a very easy way: You have just to launch the app. It changes the preferences of Finder and restarts it. So you have access to them on a very fast way, especially if you place Blind in Finder's toolbar. To hide the files you just have to launch Blind again.
What's New
Version 1.1:
  • Entirely rewritten.
  • Doesn't force Finder to quit.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later

*Previously available here



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Blind User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Victornpb commented on 20 Oct 2012
This way you can easily toggle show/hide hidden files directly in the Finder menu.

http://blog.vitim.us/2012/10/toggle-visibility-of-hidden-files-and.html
[Version 1.1]


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Negritude commented on 06 Feb 2011
FYI, This program is no longer downloadable or available.
[Version 1.1]

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Negritude replied on 08 Jul 2011
Miraculously, the program is still available in the Wayback Machine:

http://groxx.posterous.com/hidden-files-in-osx-a-wayback-machine-story

http://wayback.archive.org/web/*/http://www.squart.de/software/blind/version/1.1/Blind_1.1.zip
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Don Morris commented on 20 Oct 2007
Works as described, except that version 1.1 *does* restart the Finder on my machine running 10.4.10.
[Version 1.1]


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Martin reviewed on 05 Feb 2007
Works perfectly for me and I think it's the best “show invisible files” tool I've ever used. Put into the Finder toolbar, it's easily accessible and you don't have to start (and close) a tool like Invisibles or keep a dashboard widged around that does the same thing.
To make it look like a real Finder button, I've created a new icon that fits even better than the original one (I will send it to the developer). No real problems to report here (used since 08/2006).
If the Finder doesn't restart after being quit, simply click on its Dock icon and it will come up again. That happened once or twice but isn't an error of Blind. This could happen with all those invisible tools and even if you force quit the Finder by yourself.
[Version 1.1]


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Aikousha reviewed on 25 Sep 2006
To put things in the finder window toolbar, you right-click (or ctrl-click) the toolbar just below the top of the window.
However, such a button does not exist in the customization window, so it cannot be added.
Also, I launched this and it crashed the finder, and it did not come back. the only windows that stayed were my Safari windows. Hardly an inspirational action from an app.

Fix these two problems, it might be worthwhile.
Mac G4 AGP 1.2Ghz, OSX 10.4.7.

I feel odd for posting a review for a product that fails to work properly. Let's say Features and Value *would* be a 5 if it did work.
[Version 1.1]

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Squart (developer) replied on 25 Sep 2006
Hallo AIKOUSHA,

thank you for your comment.

You are right, I should really write a README-File about how to put apps in Finder's toolbar (that are things you can overlook if you think they are self-evident) .
If you don't wont wait please read my comment from there, I hope that should help for the first moment:
http://www.macupdate.com/reviews.php?id=22495&pid=154877

I will try to find and fix your second problem (in a few days, as soon as I have time for programming, by Friday it should be fixed).
That the Finder didn't come back is unintended. Did your Finder ran some tasks while you were launching Blind?

Sorry for any disagreeableness,
Alexander Jandt
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macfeller tipped on 15 Aug 2006
How do you put it (or anything) into a Finder window's toolbar?
[Version 1.1]

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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 15 Aug 2006
Open "Mac Help", an application built-in to OS X.

Type these keywords into the Mac Help search field:

customize toolbar
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Squart (developer) replied on 16 Aug 2006
Hallo Macfeller,

it's a little "trick": Just Drag the Application onto the Finder window toolbar and then you have to wait a whole Seconds without moving the mouse before Finder will respond. The rest should be clear intuitively.

Greetings
Alexander Jandt
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macfeller replied on 16 Aug 2006
There is nothing in Help for customize toolbar but discussion for "standard" customizing with which I am quite familiar. I *had* looked anyway. Thanks to the developer for explaining about waiting.
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danozzo commented on 15 Aug 2006
Works perfectly, no complaints here.
[Version 1.0]


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Kmbear had trouble on 17 Oct 2009
Link is broken. Author's website does not appear to be completely functional at the time of this post.
[Version 1.1]

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Mediaformae commented on 10 Aug 2010
Click with uor secondary mouse button and choose "save link as" and you'll get the file.
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Mediaformae commented on 10 Aug 2010
Click with uor secondary mouse button and choose "save link as" and you'll get the file.
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Downloads:16,474
Version Downloads:16,179
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Free
Date:15 Aug 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Blind unhides hidden files in Finder on a very easy way: You have just to launch the app. It changes the preferences of Finder and restarts it. So you have access to them on a very fast way, especially if you place Blind in Finder's toolbar. To hide the files you just have to launch Blind again.


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