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by Tom Nelson

By default, the Mac hides many system files that you may at some point need to access. Apple hides these files because an accidental change to, or the outright removal of the files could cause problems for your Mac.

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I’ve already shown you how to use Terminal to show or hide files and folders. That method is pretty good if you only have an occasional need to work with the hidden files and folders on your Mac.

But there’s a better way if you tend to work frequently with your Mac’s hidden goodies.

By combining the Terminal commands for showing and hiding files and folders with Automator to create a service that can be accessed from contextual menus, you can create a simple menu item to show or hide those files.

Read more on About: Macs.

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