Mac Lion – Unhide Library Folder

For those who are looking for an even easier way to unhide the Library Folder in Os X Lion there is a utility that can do this.

Download Lion Tweaks from


Unhide Library Folder

Open terminal

Change into your home directory. The easiest way is to type

cd ~

Then type:

chflags nohidden Library/

If for any reason you want to change this back, change nohidden to hidden

chflags hidden Library/

The text in blue is the file or folder you intend to unhide.





If you are only looking for a short term solution to turn hidden folder viewing on or off, try the Secrets.prefpane. A free utility that lets you change settings hidden deep under the hood of mac os x.


For those curious, chflags is a collection of attributes MacOsX and Linux machines can apply to an object or folder. Some of them include Archived, Opaque, Immutable.
Interested folks can read more here.



About spuder
spuder is a "super computer" support engineer by day, and tinkerer / hobbyist by night.

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