On a Windows PC, certain system files are hidden by default when using Windows Explorer to navigate folders. When one needs to see those hidden files, there is an option to show them in windows explorer. On a Mac computer, these files are labeled "invisible". In this movie, you will know how to show invisible files by enabling the file visibility attribute in a Finder search window.
- [Voiceover] In Windows Explorer on a Windows computer,…we can search for files and get results.…Typically, though, there are certain files we won't see…on that list of results.…They're hidden files, typically system files,…that are protected so we can't accidentally alter…or delete them.…But if we want to see those files,…there is an option to show hidden files.…Well, the same thing exists here on the Mac…in Finder with search criteria.…That's what we're going to explore right now.…In the previous movie, we used the keyboard shortcut…Command-F, as in Find,…to open up a Finder window with search criteria.…
You can do that, which is the shortcut for…clicking File and choosing Find…from the Finder menu bar.…Now in here, we can start searching for specifics…or leave it blank to see all the results…based on our criteria.…Here's where we get to choose to add…the ability to show or not show invisible files.…That's what they're called here on the Mac.…Invisible as as opposed to Hidden.…So we'll click the Kind button drop-down…
- Using the keyboard and gestures
- Exploring the desktop, Apple menu, Finder, and dock
- Finding files and folders
- Locating files with Spotlight
- Launching and quitting applications
- Task switching with Mission Control
- Transferring files from Windows to Mac
- Transferring mail and address books
- Connecting printers, cameras, and Bluetooth devices
- Getting online
- Adjusting settings in System Preferences
- Getting the best free apps from the App Store
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Navigate the Mac
2. The Mac Interface
3. Work with Files and Folders
4. Search on the Mac
5. Work with Applications on the Mac
6. Moving Day
7. Hardware on the Mac
8. Get Online with Your Mac
9. Set System Preferences
10. Top 5 Free Mac Apps
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