How to Access Hidden Folders in Apple’s MacBook

Just like any other operating system, Apple's macOS also allows its users to hide the folders with sensitive and personal information. However, it's not as easy as it is on other operating systems to unhide them on the MacBook.

How to Access Hidden Folders in Apple’s MacBook

That said, you don't have to worry, for we've got you covered. Here are a couple of methods, which you can use whenever you want to access hidden folders.

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How to Access Hidden Folders in Apple’s MacBook

Method 1: Use the Go Menu

To access hidden folders, click on the 'Go' Menu in the Finder and then click on 'Go to Folder'

Then enter the path of the hidden folder, for example, if you have to access a folder called GizBot, type ~/Desktop/GizBot. Suppose, if your hidden folder is in Documents, then enter ~/Documents/GizBot. Voila!

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How to Access Hidden Folders in Apple’s MacBook

Method 2: Using Terminal

If you don't know the path where your folder is hidden, use this method. All you've to do is to open Terminal and type the below command.

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES

killall Finder

Note: Enter one command at a time and press return after you enter each line.
Once you've done this, your Finder should vanish and reappear again. When your Finder reappears again, you should be able to see all the hidden folders.

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