5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 15, 2008 9:07 AM by helfire234
helfire234 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
i have searched for days on my computer for some hint a program or option that allows me to view any hidden files in an application folder, but it has yet eluded me.

I am having trouble with a program of mine, and the tech service there told me to send them the programs log file, which they named. i looked in the applications folder, and the only files i saw was the program icon, and the uninstall folder, which contained the uninstall icon. i told them this, and they replied:
"i'am sure that these files are on your computer. Maybe they are invisible.
Please search (automatic) the folder ".********" ."

if anyone knows, eitehr what this means, or how to view hidden files, please let me know


Thanx

macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (260,220 points)
    To see inside an application package select the application then CTRL- or RIGHT-click and select Show package contents from the contextual menu. You can navigate through the application package's content. It's unlikely you will find anything useful there.

    To see invisible files open the Terminal application in your Utilities folder and at the command line prompt enter or paste the following command then press RETURN:

    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE

    To turn off the display of invisible files substitute FALSE for TRUE in the same command line.

    Invisible files are invisible for a reason - to hide them from the prying eyes of novice users and ignorant tech support people. Perhaps it would be more helpful if you could detail the problem you are having.
  • helfire234 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    1: Using the "View package contents" worked

    2: when i pasted your code into Terminal and hit enter, it just went to the next line, it didn't change anything as far as i could tell.

    3: Unless you know how to fix problems with the program "Ultramixer" this probably won't help you at all. I'm trying to figure out why its taking so long to load "Key mapping" which is a menu under preferences. Since i have the demo version i can only have it open for 60 minutes at a time, then i have to restart it for another session. i have tried to load key mapping, but it doesn't load in the 60 minutes, i emailed tech service, and they told me to email them two log files from the folder ".ultramixer" the log files were:

    /Users/<Benutzername>/.ultramixer/umlog.txt
    /Users/<Benutzername>/.ultramixer/umerr.txt
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (260,220 points)
    Restart the Finder and the hidden files will appear.

    Sorry, I can't help you with UltraMixer. Suggest you contact the developer for assistance. All I would know is that log files are not usually invisible and rarely ever stored within an application package.
  • Gregory Mcintire Level 4 Level 4 (2,170 points)
    "i have searched for days on my computer for some hint a program or option that allows me to view any hidden files in an application folder, but it has yet eluded me. "

    There is a simple to use, small, free ware app called "HIdden Files" that should do the job. Google should find it for you or you can get it here:
    http://members.all2easy.net/gregory/HiddenFiles.zip
  • helfire234 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you so much Gregory! that program worked, and i found the files i was looking for right away, thanks again!!