2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 8, 2011 11:48 AM by tgbell
tgbell Level 2 Level 2 (420 points)

Yojimbo keeps data at:     User/username/Library/Caches/Metadata

 

When I open the SSD to User, the only folders viewable are:     Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Movies, Pictures, Public

 

If I do a file search, I can "back" into the Library folder.

 

Why can't I view the Library folder? Never been an issue with previous OS. (Drives me nuts that I can't put my SSD/HDD in the Finder on the Desktop).

 

Thanks for all replies.


MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • 1. Re: "seeing" a folder
    Camelot Level 8 Level 8 (45,790 points)

    Why can't I view the Library folder? Never been an issue with previous OS. (Drives me nuts that I can't put my SSD/HDD in the Finder on the Desktop).

     

    I don't understand this one. Check Finder -> Preferences -> General -> Show these items on Desktop

    You can control what appears on your desktop. Is your hard drive enabled/checked?

     

    As for finding the Library folder, I'm not entirely sure why Apple chose to hide this by default - I guess users don't generally need to access it. However, you can get there by holding the Option key when you click the Finder -> Go menu - this will add 'Library' as an option. You can also choose Finder -> Go -> Go To Folder and type

     

    ~/Library

     

    to get to your Library.

  • 2. Re: "seeing" a folder
    tgbell Level 2 Level 2 (420 points)

    Yikes! I forgot completely about Finder preferences. I haven't had to change my original preferences (since X first came out)! One thousand kudo's!

     

    The Option trick when opening Go would never have entered my dim-witted mind. Two thousand kudo's!!

     

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