3 Replies Latest reply: Sep 20, 2010 9:15 PM by planb77
StinkSpirit Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
How can I access hidden files on an ipod?
  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,300 points)
    Hello Stink Spirit,

    The first thing you will need to do is enable the show hidden folders option. How you do that depends on whether you have a Mac or PC. And if you have a PC what operating system are you running on it?

  • StinkSpirit Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have a mac!!
  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,300 points)
    Awesome. Thanks for the info.

    To access hidden files, there are a number of options ranging from terminal commands to third party software. Personally, I like the terminal command the best, because it prevents me from having to install more software than what I would like to. So go ahead and open up the Terminal application found inside the Utilities folder. Then type the follow commands verbatim or copy and paste them, hitting Enter after each to execute them.

    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
    killall Finder

    Now you should be able to open your iPod up in a Finder window and navigate to and through the previously hidden folders.

    And when you are finished you can simply disable the setting again by typing the same thing as above, except that you will change TRUE to FALSE.

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