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Hi! I made this tiny script. It's shows and hide hidden files because i didn't know any good program. Just unpack and click it. If anyone want to mod this. go ahead :rolleyes:.

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thanks

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Cool Thx!

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Great useful stuff. Thanks!

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I've got a couple apps here that do it with a click:

http://######.com/weaksauce12/?p=298

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Here's another AppleScript for showing hidden files. I got this script somewhere when I was running Tiger but it still works fine for me in Leopard. Run the script and a dialog box will pop up asking if you wish to show hidden or if already hidden, asking if you wish to rehide again.

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why you just don't use "SetFile" , located at /Developer/Tools ?

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As i said. I did't knew/find any program. :(

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ONYX is another one.

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There's an official one, Change Finder

run CF-R.app to hide stuff, CF-A.app to unhide.

http://www.apple.com...angefinder.html

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Or from a long time MacOS user, TinkerTool does a heap more interesting
and maybe useful things.

http://www.bresink.d...TinkerTool.html

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I like Leopard Cache Cleaner.

http://www.northerns...checleaner.html

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ONYX is another one.


That's the one I use all the time when I need it :rolleyes:

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Or extract these Automator workflows in /Users/YourUserNameHere/Library/Workflows/Applications/Finder/ to have Show/Hide options in context menu.

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Thanks man :lol:

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Yesterday I found this crazy show/hide widget.
Don't blame me if don't see your desktop elements any more. :D
It needs several attempts to work properly.
I was in desperate need of showing some hidden linux files on an USB stick.
After showing up (.filename) i renamed them to (filename)

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Show/hide hidden files in Finder.

unHideIT.app

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Easy and convenient.
Switching hide/show of hidden files by icon pressing in the toolbar

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cVaD


v1.1
New:
Saves open Finder's windows.

Enjoy..

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Great Idea, BUT..........

After installation, working with it is a pain!!

If you have four or five folders open and you attempt to do a Show/Hide with it, it closes all the Folders!(wth?)

Attached is a similar app, that when activated, merely changes from Hide to Show and keeps all current folders open. Maybe you can have a look inside to make yours the same!?

On the installation:
You HAVE to drag the unHidden.app to a folder on your HDD first, BEFORE dragging it up to the MenuToolbar AND you HAVE to eject the mounted unHiddenIT.dmg for it to work properly!

Also(on a personal note) maybe the name should be "unHideIT" "hidden" is past tense, and there is no such word as "unhidden" and it looks dreadful on the toolbar with that name!?


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or..
Change Finder
http://chgfndr.sourceforge.net/
http://sourceforge.n...rojects/chgfndr
http://www.apple.com...angefinder.html

already included on Kalyway's Leo releases.

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Great Idea, BUT..........

After installation, working with it is a pain!!

If you have four or five folders open and you attempt to do a Show/Hide with it, it closes all the Folders!(wth?)

Attached is a similar app, that when activated, merely changes from Hide to Show and keeps all current folders open. Maybe you can have a look inside to make yours the same!?

On the installation:
You HAVE to drag the unHidden.app to a folder on your HDD first, BEFORE dragging it up to the MenuToolbar AND you HAVE to eject the mounted unHiddenIT.dmg for it to work properly!

Also(on a personal note) maybe the name should be "unHideIT" "hidden" is past tense, and there is no such word as "unhidden" and it looks dreadful on the toolbar with that name!?
SticMAC

Thanks for you reply.

1.All the Folders closes because Finder must be restarted for changing status hidden files.

2.On the installation:
As you see on picture, the app is dragging to the MenuToolbar from Utilities folder, but not from mounted unHiddenIT.dmg.
But Thanks, you remark will help somebody.

3.That's right the name of app is changed.

4.You attach not work for me.

Good luck





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