OS X Mavericks - Show Hide Hidden Files

Published  Oct 25, 2013
Updated  Oct 25, 2013
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Description

OS X Mavericks removes the option to Show or Hide Hidden files (Why?!) Small AppleScript toggle this option.

Incase you want to review the code beforehand;

set cur_state to do shell script "defaults read com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles"
if cur_state = "TRUE" then
    do shell script "defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE"
    display alert "Hidden files: OFF" message "Click OK to restart Finder (restarting in 5s)" giving up after 5
else
    do shell script "defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE"
    display alert "Hidden files: ON" message "Click OK to restart Finder (restarting in 5s)" giving up after 5
end if

do shell script "killall Finder"

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Hawkee   -  Nov 08, 2013

I didn't notice that this was gone. I wonder if I retained the setting from Mountain Lion.

Jonesy44  -  Nov 13, 2013

I realised that I was using a toggle from TotalFinder, which I had forgotten to re-install. It was driving me crazy! How do you normally switch?

Hawkee  -  Nov 13, 2013

I thought there was an option, or maybe I ran the command you listed above. I really don't remember the method I used.

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