iShow Invisible
iShow Invisible
1.6.5

3.5

iShow Invisible free download for Mac

iShow Invisible

1.6.5
27 September 2011

Shows and hides invisible files via repeating dialog box.

Overview

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 in iShow Invisible

Version 1.6.5:
  • Fixed a minor bug.

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7 iShow Invisible Reviews

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Tomd51
10 December 2008

Most helpful

Does exactly what is supposed to do. Clean and simple, works just fine.
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Version 1.4
Ajmac25
26 October 2011
The link no longer works and the website seems to be gone.
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Version 1.6.5
garex
28 September 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.
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Version 1.6.5
1 answer(s)
Virtualruffy
Virtualruffy
11 April 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
25 September 2011
Try Unhidden. I think it works better.
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Version 1.6.3
Wts
07 July 2011
This is a "must have" application for LION since they have made user's preference folder invisible.
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Version 1.6
9 answer(s)
WordWeaver
WordWeaver
05 August 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
Wts
06 August 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
WordWeaver
06 August 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
Wts
07 August 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
WordWeaver
07 August 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
Macguruguy
25 September 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
WordWeaver
25 September 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
Virtualruffy
11 April 2012
Terminal type: chflags nohidden ~/Library/
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WordWeaver
WordWeaver
11 April 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
26 May 2010
Many thanks. Works perfectly!!!
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Version 1.4.2
Tomd51
10 December 2008
Does exactly what is supposed to do. Clean and simple, works just fine.
Like (1)
Version 1.4
Ceiling-Cat
12 July 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.
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Version 1.0
1 answer(s)
Doug-S-
Doug-S-
28 July 2008
Check out Invisibility Toggler: http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/24632/invisibility-toggler
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Version 1.0