How to Show Hidden Files on Mac (El Capitan)

In this tutorial you will learn how to show hidden files on a Mac running on OS X “El Capitan”.

Apple has changed its’ script parameters for showing hidden files by default in El Capitan. But, as it is always the case, there is a great free app that allows you to see the hidden files.

Today we recommend you “Houdini” app, which can be downloaded for free.

Step 1. Google “Houdini” app for Mac. Look for the trustworthy shops that have it (like the one that we are using right now), download the app and launch it on your computer.

show hidden files on Mac

Step 2. From Houdini menu, choose “Files” and click “Toggle File Visibility” icon. After a couple of seconds, the hidden files will appear on your screen.

show hidden files on Mac

Step 3. To hide them again, click again “Toggle File Visibility”.

show hidden files on Mac

Step 4. Houdini also allows you to create hidden folders, where you can put your hidden files and browse your hidden files in any folder and on any hard drive.

Result: Enjoy revealing your hidden stuff! Congratulations: you have now learned how to show hidden files on a Mac running on OS X “El Capitan”.