- To show hidden files on M1 MacBook pro or Air -> Press command + Shift + . (dot) on your MacBook Keyboard and you will see hidden files and it will show hidden files only and the folder will be greyed out.
- To hide folders on MacBook -> chflags hidden (path of folder) and hit enter and your files or folder will be hidden.
- To unhide hidden files -> You need to open terminal on your M1 MacBook pro and then type -> chflags nohidden (path of hidden folders) and hit return key.
On your M1 macbook pro or Air, if you want to hide files or documents or photos or videos on your M1 MacBook pro or air and hide files from others for privacy then you can easily do that and hide files and show hidden files on your macbook pro m1 or Air easily. So, let’s see in detail below.
Its very handy on a macbook to show hidden files on m1 mac and pro or air macbooks on MacOS Monterey or Big Sur other MacOS and find hidden files or show hidden files on M1 Macbooks pro or air.
How to Show Hidden files on MacBook M1 Pro or Air
Below steps will help you show hidden files on MacBook M1 pro or Air and find hidden files on M1 MacBooks.
Hide Files on M1 MacBook Pro or Air
Step 1: Press control and Space and bright up spotlight search.
Step 2: In spotlight search terminal and open Terminal on your M1 MacBook pro or Air.
Step 3: In M1 Mac Pro or Air Terminal -> Type in chflags hidden (enter path of the file that you want to hide here) and hit return key.
Step 4: To do this in easyway you can open the file which you want and just drag and drop the folder or file that you want to hide and the file path will be captured by your m1 macbook pro or air and hit return on your macbook keyboard.
Step 5: Now, your folder or files will be hidden and you wont find these folder and this will be hidden.
That;s it, this is how you hide files or folders on your M1 macbook pro or air and hide files from others that you don’t want them to access and maintain privacy from your M1 Macbook pro or air.
See Hidden Files on M1 MacBook Pro or Air
It’s very simple to see hidden files on your M1 Macbook pro or air and all you need to do is just press Shift + Command + . (DOT) on your Macbook keyboard and you will see the folders or files that have been hidden.
If you want to hide them again or get folders disappear and hide them again then you need to press shift + command + . (dot) on your mac keyboard and the folders will be hidden again.
How to View Hidden Files on Mac Finder?
Step 1: Open finder on your Mac
Step 2: Open your Mac -> Select your Macintosh HD Drive
Step 3: Now, press Command + Shift + . (DOT) and you will be able to view hidden files on your M1 Mac Finder.
Unhide Files or Folders from your M1 MacBook Pro or Air
To unhide or show folders from macbook m1 pro or air then you nee to open terminal again.
Step 1: Open macbook terminal from the dock or hit control + space and type terminal and open terminal
Step 2: Now, type chflags nohidden (enter path of the file that you want to hide here) and hit return key.
Step 3: Your hidden folders and files will show up on your m1 macbook pro or air.
This is how you unhide or show hidden files on your M1 MacBook Pro or air and this works with all m1 Macbook pro or air with all macOS Monterey, BigSur, catalina and all other macOS.
Why can’t I see all my files on M1 MacBook Pro or Air
If there are files hidden then macbook will not show all files on your mac and view them you need to press command + Shift + . and then view all files on your M1 MacBook pro or Air.
Press show hidden files press command + Shift + / (dot) and see files that have been hidden and press again these key combination and the folders will be hidden again.
Open photos app -> Click on library on left side bar -> Select View -> Show hidden photo albums and hidden photo albums will appear.
Open terminal -> enter chflags nohidden (path of hidden folders) and hit return key and folder will unhide.
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