# Show hidden files

Show hidden files in the Finder. You can toggle the value using ⌘ cmd+⇧ shift+..

  • Tested on macOS:
    • Big Sur
    • Catalina
  • Parameter type: bool

# Set to false (default value)

Do not show hidden files inside the Finder

defaults write com.apple.Finder "AppleShowAllFiles" -bool "false" && killall Finder

Example output with value set to false

# Set to true

Show hidden files inside the Finder

defaults write com.apple.Finder "AppleShowAllFiles" -bool "true" && killall Finder

Example output with value set to true

# Read current value

defaults read com.apple.Finder "AppleShowAllFiles"

# Reset to default value

defaults delete com.apple.Finder "AppleShowAllFiles" && killall Finder