This post will show you how to show hidden files in finder (like .htaccess).

There isn’t an easy ‘on/off’ switch for it, instead, you have to enable it from the command-line…

Open terminal, type in:

defaults write AppleShowAllFiles YES && killall Finder

The setting will be written, and Finder will restart, and you will see your hidden files.

To hide the files again, type:

defaults write AppleShowAllFiles NO && killall Finder

1 Comment

Graeme · June 27, 2014 at 11:02 am

Ahhh now I get it!
Thank you very much for the simple to follow steps, you saved my life! lol