Home » Mac

Tagged Mac


See hidden files MAC

Hi Remoters, Application Method The application method is probably the simplest. With a simple application such as Houdini, you can at the click of a button hide or show files or folders. As well as this it also enables you to quickly hide folders on your hard drive so they are hidden from view. This works very well if you want to hide your “important files” from people, and don’t want to use the password protect folder method. Preference Pane Method Another simple method of hiding files is using a special preference pane called Secrets. I posted about earlier. It enables you to show and hide folders using one of the many options, within the program. It also has a whole lot more, to enable you to access the deepest parts of your operating system. Terminal Method Probably the hardest to do but uses the least amount of work and has the most potential to go wrong, that is the Terminal Method. If you open up terminal (Applications > Utilities) and type the following: defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE killall Finder This will show you all of the hidden files and folders on your operating system. If you want to reverse the command replace TRUE with FALSE. Personally my favourite method is to use the secrets pane, I find it is the quickest method of them all. To conclude if you want to use these commands I suggest you don’t change anything. Like my parents said, look with your eyes and not with your hands. I seriously don’t recommend you change anything at all, other wise there would be dire consequences for you system. If you want to learn more about these sort of tricks I recommend, Mac OS X Snow Leopard: The Missing Manual or Mac OS X Unix Toolbox. Both develop this skills further and have lots of other types of tricks like this. Thanks for following, Contact us: Support@itremotesolutions.com


See file extension Mac

Hi Remoters,

Sometimes you need to see the file extension and you don t know how? Here you have a quick guide of How to do it.

filename extension consists of a dot (.) followed by several letters that identify the type of file (for example, .txt or .jpg). The extension can determine which app opens the file.

Filename extensions are usually hidden in OS X, but if you find them useful, you can show them. In some apps you can choose to show a document’s filename extension when you save the document.

If filenames are showing and you decide to hide them, OS X is still able to open the files with the proper apps.

For one file

  1. Select a file and choose File > Get Info or press Command (⌘)–I.
  2. Click the triangle next to Name & Extension to expand the section and see the filename extension for the file.
  3. To show or hide the filename extension, select or deselect “Hide extension.”

For all files

  1. Choose Finder > Preferences, and then click Advanced.
  2. Select or deselect “Show all filename extensions.”

Some filename extensions can’t be hidden. For example, images imported from a digital camera may continue to show the .jpg extension even after you deselect “Show all filename extensions.”

Thanks for following,

Contact us: support@itremotesolutions.com