Restore Hidden Files from Mountain Lion

“Few files are missing on my Mountain Lion; I suspect that those files are hidden somewhere in my Mountain Lion system hard drive. However, I don’t know the exact procedure to recover or unhide them. Can someone tell me a correct method for finding hidden files on Mountain Lion?”

If few files on your Mountain Lion system are in hidden state, you can make them visible at any time by making use of Mac Terminal. This is the best and straightforward option to display all hidden files and folders including those files which are meant to be hidden in Mac finder. To unhide hidden files, you need to follow below mentioned steps:

  • First of all close all the Finder windows on your Mountain Lion system and then open Terminal window
  • Now type “default write apple show all files yes” in Terminal and press “Return”. This will show all the files including those which are not hidden
  • Now launch new finder window by hitting on “Finder” icon in the Dock. You can now see those files which are hidden on your Mountain Lion system. If you fail to find hidden files, then you should use trustworthy file recovery software to make hidden files viewable.

Mountain Lion file recovery tool:

Hidden files will be in visible state if you download software called Yodot Mac File Recovery. Loaded with helpful features such as scanning, view types, skip option, less consume time; this software will make entire hidden file recovery process an easy task. It can recover hidden files from MacBook, MacBook Air, iMac, Mac Mini and Mac Pro systems running with Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks operating systems. Besides this, it supports to regain files from volumes on Mac hard drive which are formatted with FAT, HFS+, HFSX and HFS file systems. It even allow you to regain hidden files from external storage devices such as memory cards, USB drives, external hard drives, memory sticks, etc on Mac Mountain Lion computer. It is safe to use and does not modify any file which you want to recover or already stored in your Mac Mountain Lion desktop or notebook system.

Instructions to regain hidden files from Mountain Lion:

  • Download Yodot Mac File Recovery software and install it to your Mountain Lion computer
  • After going through the instructions given to install the software, run it to begin the recovery
  • Once main screen emerges, you can see two options which are “Deleted File Recovery” and “Lost File Recovery”
  • Choose “Lost File Recovery” option in order to restore hidden files from your Mountain Lion computer
  • Select drive from where you need to retrieve files and then click on “Next” to start scanning process
  • You will be able to see restorable files in ‘Data Type’ and ‘File Type View’ after scanning process gets completed
  • Use two view types to make to select required files and folders from recovered list
  • Finally save retrieved files in a location preferred by you on your Mac Mountain Lion computer

Useful Information:

  • Do not alter or move hidden files unless you are certain of situation
  • It is advised to perform full backup of your Mac system before commencing any actions with it

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