OS X – Documents Directory gets cloaked !


A curious thing happened with Leopard !

Suddenly my Documents folder went AWOL ! I can see it in the sidebar but not in the main finder window. Not much is written about it. But finally found a cure !

  • /Developer/Tools/GetFileInfo -a Documents/
    • If the folder shows a V attribute as in “aVbstclinmedz”, the directory is hidden !
  • Then use the SetFile command to reset the invisibility bit : /Developer/Tools/SetFile -a v Documents/

Worked for me. All’s Well That Ends Well

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