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User Folder Invisable

893 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 26, 2010 11:10 AM by Mike Riordan RSS
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Feb 26, 2010 11:10 AM
I'm helping a friend. Their User folder does not appear in the users folder. It does show up in the Finder's Go menu and the folder can be accessed from there. When I select it from there and it opens the path is Hard drive -> users -> account name. It appears to be there but just invisable. I need help in getting it back.

The problem appears to have started after they did a restore from Time Machine after a hard drive failure.

Mac Pro Early 2008, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,145 points)
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    Feb 26, 2010 11:17 AM (in response to Mike Riordan)
    Run this command in the Terminal app (/Applications/Utilities/) and hit the return key:

    +chflags nohidden /Users/*+

    Open the /Users folder and it should be visible.
    24" iMac 2.8 Core 2 Ext 4 GB RAM/G4 450 MP Gigabit 1.5 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.2), (G4 w/10.5.8/10.4.11/9.2.2)


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