Recovering Hidden Files on Mac
'Hide folder' is one of the freeware application for Mac OS X. It is dedicated to protect documents and folders from unauthorized users. With just a click, it hides files and folders along with their contents. This application is simple and natural to use as it works similar to when you use to do things everyday with your Mac computer. With the help of this application, you can protect all your files avoiding them to be being modified or seen and erased by any other users. In order to hide a file you have to set the “hidden” attribute for it. Finder and other Mac application then ignore and do not display this file or folder by default.
Let us know how to restore hidden files on Mac:
- Launch Finder
- Open the Utilities folder
- Now open a Terminal window
- Type or paste following line on Terminal “SUDO defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES; killall Finder” and press Enter -> Quit Terminal
Next hit on the Finder icon in order to re-launch the new instances so that new settings can come into effect. On opening Finder no any file or folder will remains invisible on your Mac machine. Although you can explore all the hidden files by following the above method what if hidden files are not available on your Mac hard drive? In most of the cases, many users forget hidden files and lose them by mistake.
Situations where you lose hidden files from Mac are as follows:
- On some occasions you might forget the location of the files after hiding them on the Mac machine
- You may end up with loss of hidden files after formatting mac volume in Mac hard drive
- Sudden termination of Mac computer due to power failure also results in loss of hidden files from Mac volume
- Emptying Mac Trash folder also leads to deletion of hidden files stored in it
- In a hurry you delete folder that contains many important files in the hidden mode
- If your Mac computer is infected from viruses then it deletes the hidden files from Mac volume without giving any notification
Well, you can find various reasons other than the above mentioned scenarios which are responsible for losing hidden files from Mac. If you are the one who is running into such crisis, then you will be unable to find your essential files which you have kept in hidden mode on your Mac volume.
Losing hidden files from Mac Volume may cause serious disaster. How to recover hidden files on Mac is the only question which disturbs many OS X users after losing hidden files. Do you know which application must be utilized for recovering hidden files on Mac? What are the easy procedure to be followed for restoring hidden files on Mac? Only solution which is safe and how to access hidden files on Mac OS X easily is through file recovery software.
Well, you get all in one solution for all these queries using SFWare File Recovery App. By utilizing such application, you can make it quite simple to access hidden files or turn invisible with simple steps. It is recommended to use SFWare Program because it dedicates to offer professional method to help inexperienced users out of diverse complex data troubles.
More about SFWare Deleted/Missing File Recovery Program:
- SFWare Program is helpful when you do not know how to find lost files on Mac after you forget the location of hidden files due to any scenarios
- Works with read only operation and hence you need to worry about original files
- SFWare software helps to recover media files by following few simple steps
- Restore different kinds of Microsoft Office documents, iWork suite files, basic media files (music files, videos, photos) etc from MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, Mac Mini and Mac desktop
- Built up with easy user interface that makes easy for novice to recover hidden files in Mac even helps restoring formatted Mac disk easily
- You can recover hidden files from Mac Volumes running with Mac OS X 10.5 X (Leopard), Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), Mac OS X 10.7(Lion), Mac OS X 10.7 (Mountain Lion), Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan and Sierra OS X versions.
The simple way to show hidden files on Mac OS X is as follows: