Thanks again and shame on Apple. As long as these are running, and multiples are normal, your drive is being re-indexed. Your best option is to use the Terminal application. In Figure 1 Finder shows only one file, index. Set up an alias for navigating to your most used directories, to commit to a GitHub repo and so on.
I've done all the suggestions listed here and still no Spotlight, which also means my Outlook mailbox is not indexed so it only finds emails during search that were downloaded before I updated to High Sierra although I can run the Microsoft Search Repair utility each day to index the emails of that day. To make your Mac safe, we recommend Dr. This subreddit is not endorsed or sponsored by Apple Inc. We then give the alias two commands. Enter the following string into the terminal, then press enter: defaults write com.
Whatever the files' visibility attribute was set to when you started working with the file, that is how the file will remain. Later, you can just use that alias name as command any number of times. To remove your Significant Locations, go to the location mentioned in System Preferences and click Clear History. I fixed this issue for sure in 10. However, there may be occasions where you need to locate certain hidden files. To hide them again, follow the same steps but replace the Terminal command with: defaults write com. Terminal can be found in spotlight very easily.
. Some of the files that are hidden are important and damaging them could prevent your system from booting all together. That would make no sense. Where do hidden files come from? No matter what file I try to drag and drop onto the Terminal, the pathname never appears in the Terminal — even when I first hold the file over the Terminal window for a few moments to ensure the Terminal app is in the foreground before then dropping the file on the window. How to Manage Individual Hidden File and Folder Hiding a File or Folder The simplest method to multiple hidden files that change a unique attribute on the file known as a Finder flag.
I still have the same issue. Also, open your Console app and look at the bottom-most log entries to see if there are fatal errors with mds, or mdworker processes. Would that work for you? I will tell you the reason. Thus reducing the long way. Drag the file or folder you would like to unhide from the Finder and drop into the terminal window then press Enter. But sometimes you want to keep them always visible to make it easy to access. Here is a step by step guide on how to go about this.
Press once to show hidden files and again to hide them. Press Command and Space keys simultaneously. This is really useful: having , the characters show directly in the Touch Bar and tapping a character inserts it. Terminal, which is regarded as one of the most powerful app on Mac, can do anything you want to do since it owns the highest permission. If you have some private files that you would rather tuck away from prying eyes, then hiding them is one of the best options you have. It is important to understand what the commands you just typed in instruct to the computer to do. Method 3: Using AppleScript Do you prefer another option? That might mean preferences corruption, and that can sometimes be cleared by restarting.
The only thing I could think of that could have caused the shortcut to stop working is some of the environments we installed. If you have a tech question, please check out! Also here are other per-website options condensed from other places in Safari Preferences to this one pane, such as Notifications. You can make your Mac show those hidden files or hide some more files by changing some of the settings manually. The first line instructs the computer to show all files including the hidden ones on the Finder. Change this to what you wish.
Unhiding a File or Folder To unhide a file or folder, just copy and paste the following command into the Terminal, including a space in the end. Your new setting will take effect after you relaunch finder. You can show or hide your hidden files with just one-click. If you are not sure, just use the above tip to show hidden files and folder in the Finder and then drag the hidden file or folder into the Terminal. It just requires few steps. Using an easy to remember alias, we can turn the above four step process into just one. The proper place for advice is.