10 Replies Latest reply: Apr 23, 2012 3:29 PM by baltwo
Janice Fisher Level 1 Level 1

I just noticed that my Library folder is missing from my home folder.  I have the one on my hard drive but not in the home folder.  I did a search for it and cannot find it.  I went into Time Machine and found it way back in November of 2011....it did not show up after that.  It was about that time when I installed Lion...maybe in that process I lost it from my home folder. 


If I can't find the missing one....and I can't.....should I restore the old one in Time Machine?  I started to do that but then I got the question about do I want to have it REPLACE the old one (I don't know where the old one is to replace), do I want to save BOTH files, or do I just want to leave the old one.  I would leave the old one if I knew where it was but I don't.  What should I do.....should I check 'replace the old one?"  Then the library folder will be one from 2011.  Does that matter?  I don't want to do the wrong thing.  Please advise.


Thank you so much. 

Solved by Kappy on Apr 23, 2012 2:52 PM Solved

It's invisible, not missing. Do this to reveal it permanently:


Open the Terminal in the Utilities folder and paste the following command line at the prompt:


chflags nohidden ~/Library



Reply by Janice Fisher on Apr 23, 2012 3:05 PM Helpful

You mean NO one has a library folder who has Lion?  This is normal?  Whew....That's a relief.  What I wanted it for was to dump some preference files that need dumping.  How do I do that if I can't get my library folder?  Or, should I access it as you suggest and then dump them?

Reply by Kappy on Apr 23, 2012 3:08 PM Helpful

I've not had a need to restart or relaunch the Finder.

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