1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 2, 2013 8:45 AM by Niel
jadams369 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

One of my files is named with a "..." at the start, which seems to be hidden in the finder - I can see from the folder size that the file is in there but can't see it. Is there anyway I can change the file name on a hidden file?

  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (278,405 points)

    Open the Script Editor or AppleScript Editor in one of the subfolders of Applications and run the following:

     

    tell application "Finder" to quit

    if (do shell script "defaults read com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles") is "1" then

    do shell script "defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles 0"

    else

    do shell script "defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles 1"

    end if

    delay 2

    tell application "Finder" to run

     

    If you change your mind later, run the script again.

     

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