#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 tofalse(default value)

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

Example output with value set to false

  • Do not show hidden files inside the Finder

#Set totrue

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

Example output with value set to true

  • Show hidden files inside the Finder

#Read current value

defaults read com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles

#Delete current value

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