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Access your Library folder in Mac OS Lion

library1I am not entirely sure I do think of OS Lion as the best operating system ever. It does have some nice features, but it also has some annoyances. One of them is the seemingly missing Library folder.

As a matter of fact, the folder is not missing, but by default, Apple now hides this folder to prevent users from messing up with it. But do not despair there are ways to get to this folder, either temporarily or on a more permanent basis. Here is how:

Temporary access:

  1. In finder, access the GO menu
  2. You can make the Library folder visible by hitting the Option Key
  3. And that’s it, you can now open the Library folder

Permanent access:

  1. Open up a Terminal
  2. Type the following command: chflags nohidden ~/Library
  3. If you want to undo this, simply type: chflags hidden ~/Library