iShow Invisible
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Shows and hides invisible files via repeating dialog box.   Free
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iShow Invisible shows and hides the invisible files via a repeating dialog box. After you have revealed the invisible files, simply move the Hide dialog box out of your way or press Command-H to send it to the background. Any open folders should remain open when you change the visibility. This makes it easier if you have several folders open and want to view the invisible files.
What's New
Version 1.6.5:
  • Fixed a minor bug.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4.4 or later



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iShow Invisible User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Ajmac25 commented on 25 Oct 2011
The link no longer works and the website seems to be gone.
[Version 1.6.5]


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garex reviewed on 28 Sep 2011
This thing crashed my Lion 10.7.1 Finder. I had to quit all applications to get it again. My Opinion? Hands off! Just hold down the option/alt key and select the Finder's "Go To..." Menu. Then the Library Folder will appear.
[Version 1.6.5]

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Virtualruffy replied on 11 Apr 2012
It has ppc code and hasn't been updated for Lion compatiblity. That's your own fault for using it under Lion -not the program's which works fine under the older OS and doesn't claim to be lion compatible.
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Macguruguy commented on 25 Sep 2011
Try Unhidden. I think it works better.
[Version 1.6.3]


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Wts commented on 07 Jul 2011
This is a "must have" application for LION since they have made user's preference folder invisible.
[Version 1.6]

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WordWeaver replied on 05 Aug 2011
I am curious . . . Why don't you just use the "Show System Files" option that is found under the Finder's "View" menu in Lion. It makes the user's Library visible, which obviously includes the enclosed prefs folder as well.
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Wts replied on 06 Aug 2011
WordWeaver: thanks for the tip and the specific directions however my LION is missing that "Show System Files" choice/selection.
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WordWeaver replied on 06 Aug 2011
Hello Wts. You know, after I posted that comment, it occurred to me that perhaps that option under the Finder's View menu is not actually a part of Lion, but may in fact be placed there by TotalFinder, which does in fact contain a "Show System Files" option on its "Tweaks" pane. I am wondering if in addition to having the option on the Tweaks pane, TotalFinder also adds the option to the View menu as well. The only way to find out for certain would be by uninstalling TotalFinder, which I am not about to do.

If you are not familiar with TotalFinder, you may want to have a look at it here on MU. It is a very cheap, worthy investment in my view. The multi-paned Finder window is a real convenience for someone like me who always has different folders and volumes open at the same time.
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Wts replied on 07 Aug 2011
WordWeaver: thanks for the clarification. If TotalFinder has a trybefore you buy version then I will give it a go.
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WordWeaver replied on 07 Aug 2011
You're welcome. BTW, I do use iShow Invisible on my Tiger machine, because TotalFinder only works on Intel machines, and on Snow Leopard or above.
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Macguruguy replied on 25 Sep 2011
There are several ways to see the Library folder without this. Hold the option key and use the Go menu. Also, you can type this in Terminal to see Library all the time: chflags nohidden ~/Library.
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WordWeaver replied on 25 Sep 2011
Thanks Macguruguy. That is a very useful tip for folks who aren't using iShow Invisible, TotalFinder or a similar app to show invisible files, and who want to display the Library folder temporarily or permanently.
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Virtualruffy replied on 11 Apr 2012
Terminal type:
chflags nohidden ~/Library/
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WordWeaver replied on 11 Apr 2012
@Virtualruffy: Thanks! Another good tip! Does this command work across reboots, or must it be done each time the machine is started up?
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Roro01 reviewed on 25 May 2010
Many thanks. Works perfectly!!!
[Version 1.4.2]


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tomd51 reviewed on 10 Dec 2008
Does exactly what is supposed to do. Clean and simple, works just fine.
[Version 1.4]


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Ceiling Cat commented on 12 Jul 2008
An interesting idea, but I can't help thinking it would work much better as a custom Finder toggle, so you could just click once to show and again to hide without having to muck about with the extra pop-up.
[Version 1.0]

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Doug S. replied on 28 Jul 2008
Check out Invisibility Toggler:
http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/24632/invisibility-toggler
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Downloads:19,611
Version Downloads:8,649
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:27 Sep 2011
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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iShow Invisible shows and hides the invisible files via a repeating dialog box. After you have revealed the invisible files, simply move the Hide dialog box out of your way or press Command-H to send it to the background. Any open folders should remain open when you change the visibility. This makes it easier if you have several folders open and want to view the invisible files.


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