How to display your Library Folder

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How to display your Library Folder

Postby FineWine » Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:11 pm

As we all know the pedia's data bases are stored within: ~user/Library/Application Support and then within the particular pedia folder.

But from Lion onwards Apple started hiding the Library folder by default. With Mavericks and Yosemite they relented, sort of, and gave you an easy way to make your Library folder visible permanently.

Here is how to achieve this:

Menu Bar > View > Show View Options > Tick Show Library Folder

or

With Finder opened right click (control click) > Show View Options (or press Command-J) > Tick Show Library Folder

This should ensure it stays visible even during hard reboots and OS minor & major updates as updates do not usually over-write preference files. This method was introduced in Mavericks and on upgrade to Yosemite my Library Folder was still visible.

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Re: How to display your Library Folder

Postby sitenoise » Thu Jan 01, 2015 2:56 pm

As an addendum, it appears you have to be viewing your Home Folder in the Finder when choosing "Show View Options" in order to see the "Show Library Folder" checkbox.
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Re: How to display your Library Folder

Postby FineWine » Thu Jan 01, 2015 9:33 pm

sitenoise wrote:As an addendum, it appears you have to be viewing your Home Folder in the Finder when choosing "Show View Options" in order to see the "Show Library Folder" checkbox.

You are quite correct. I never new that little salient fact as my Finder > General preferences are set to default to "New Finder windows show:" 'my Home/User folder'.

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