Apple hides certain files and folders on your Mac to prevent you from accidentally changing or deleting important data. When you need to modify one of those hidden files, you must reveal it in the Open or Save dialog boxes by pressing the Command + Shift +. (period) combo while the dialog is open. Yosemite (10.10) and Earlier.
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I just tried this on my MBP with cmd-shift-. and it worked great!
Duh.. I just re-read the article and saw that the cmd-shift-. was listed *above* the cmd-shift-, thing.. I really shouldn't post in forums before I have my morning coffee
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To restore something from /usr, just go there with the 'Go to folder…' menu item and then enter Time Machine.
Awesome. Your comment (in combination with Time Machine) saved my bacon. Thanks!
A great function, but isn't is strange that it does not work in ordinary finder-windows? In open/save dialogs you browse for files. And in a finder-window you browse for files. Shouln't the same functions be available everywhere? Very strange. Also: in open/save dialogs you can't change the size of the icons, like in normal finder-windows. Apple needs to be a bit more consistent.
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Great hint and a good point about making it work in regular Finder windows. having to use AppleShowAllFiles and restarting Finder is a real kludge.
Well, you could file a bug report about how this functionality is not consistent across UI Interface between the Finder windows and open/save dialogs.
I did this about the Search functionality's ability to add columns to list view; it really only provides Date Created and Date Modified to the Search results. Size, Label, Comments are greyed out. Give me back Tiger's search columns!
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Toggle display of hidden files in Finder with keyboard shortcut
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If you'd like to see ⇧⌘. work in Finder too, head over to http://bugreport.apple.com and file a duplicate of radar://7096650.