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Show Hidden Library Folder macOS [Video]

If you’re wondering how to show the hidden “library” folder on Mac OS X Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks, you’ve come to the right place.

Since OS X 10.7 Lion, the library folder is no longer visible within a user’s home folder. This was probably done to prevent users from accidentally deleting or moving files from within the Library folder.

The files within the Library folder are core system files and modifying them could result in software related issues with your installation of Mac OS X. Only go into the Library folder if you know what you’re doing.

That being said, the Library folder is actually in the same place on OS X 10.7, 10.8 and 10.9 but the user must manually display it’s location.

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To display the Library folder in OS X, make sure you’re in the finder application, click on the “Go” menu in the toolbar and old down the “option” key on your keyboard. You’ll notice that the library will now appear in the Go menu’s dropdown list.

Once you’ve clicked on the library link, you can add the folder to your finder toolbar for easy access later on. For a detailed presentation of showing the hidden library folder on Mac OS X and saving it for easy access later on, check out the video tutorial embedded above.

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Anson Alexander

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