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dacoelec Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

How do you show the library folder


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7), 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 8GB 1067 MHz
  • 1. Re: unhide library folder
    Stress Test Level 4 Level 4 (1,265 points)

    Finder -> Go To -> Cold Option key and you'll see the "Library" entry.

  • 2. Re: unhide library folder
    jsd2 Level 5 Level 5 (6,200 points)

    If you want to permanently unhide the user Library, you can use this Terminal command:

    chflags nohidden ~/Library
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    opaekaa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Awesome!  Thanks!

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    GreybeardCT Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I'm not so sure about the "permanent" part.  Mine was rehidden in the past couple of days, perhaps after a reboot.  I'm keeping an eye on it now ...

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    tomnorth Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Wow, this is a huge help. I don't understand why they hid this. If you use plug-ins with Aperture you absolutely have to get at the Library.

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    Sorengo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I tried the Terminal solution (chflags nohidden ~/Library) both on my MacBook Pro and on my MacBook AIr, but nothing happens! I open Terminal, enter the command (after the username$), press enter ... and nothing happens, I just get a new line with username$ ... Am I missing something???

     

    Holding down Option key with the Go menu of course works, but I want to make to permanently unhide the user Library

  • 7. Re: unhide library folder
    tomnorth Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I thought the same thing. However, I found that Library is now visible in my User folder. It didn't make it show up in the Go menu though. That's where I first looked for it.

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    Sorengo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You are correct: it does show up in my user folder! many thanks!

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    Erik Bernstein Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    When I try this I get chflags: /Users/username/Library: Permission denied.

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    SkotMiller Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)

    This is to dumb down the computer. Soon you won't have access to your filesystem.

     

    Now is the time to look into switching if you like using a "computer" and not a toy.

  • 11. Re: unhide library folder
    billearl Level 2 Level 2 (175 points)

    This AppleScript works for me to permanently make the user library visible,

     

    tell application "System Events" to set visible of folder "~/Library" to true

     

    or, to toggle user library visibility,

     

    tell application "System Events" to set visible of folder "~/Library" to not (visible of folder "~/Library")

  • 12. Re: unhide library folder
    Anthony Eastwood Level 2 Level 2 (315 points)

    Without resorting to Terminal commands, and the accompanying possibility that the next time you log out or restart that the Library disappears, try this:

    Command-Shift-G

    In the resulting window type:

    ~/library

    and click the Go button (or press return/enter)

    The Library folder will open:

    The bar at the very top of the Library window has a small folder icon:

    Screen Shot 2012-10-01 at 7.08.28 PM.png

     

    There. No messing with Terminal, and the Sidebar or Dock icons will remain in place unless dragged out of the Dock, or right-clicked or Control-clicked in the Sidebar to produce a pop up menu which has a removal option.:

    Screen Shot 2012-10-01 at 7.12.23 PM.png

     

    I hope this helps.


  • 13. Re: unhide library folder
    Barney-15E Level 8 Level 8 (35,275 points)

    tomnorth wrote:

     

    Wow, this is a huge help. I don't understand why they hid this. If you use plug-ins with Aperture you absolutely have to get at the Library.

    As another option, you can just make an alias to the Aperture plugins folder somewhere visible and you can access it easily.

  • 14. Re: unhide library folder
    Raystrack Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Interesting thread.  I have spent frustrating hours trying to add a new suite of sounds to my Stylus RMX.  This thread revealed that the key folder i.e. Library was hidden. 

     

    Whilst I do not understand terms like 'Cold Key' I found that by clicking on MacDrive/Users/<My Name> and then from the top menu in Finder - Go - Go To and then typing in Library the full path became visible.

     

    For any other frustrated Stylus RMX users out there, put your new RMX sound packs into

     

    Users/Library/Application Support/Spectrasonics/SAGE/SAGE Libraries/User Libraries

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