# 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 to false (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 to true

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