In Mac OS X Lion, Apple decided to hide the Library folder where most of your configuration and cache files are located. This is fine for most people, but for those of us who like to tinker, it’s a bit annoying. Developer Daniel Jalkut wanted an automated way to automatically show the Library folder at login, so he put together a simple Applescript.
The script file is only a few lines of code, but it ensures every time you login the Library folder will be available. Here’s how to do it:
- Download UnhideLibrary. Make sure it unzips to a script application file after downloading. You’ll need to keep this file around, so I recommend storing it somewhere in your home folder.
- Open System Preferences.
- Click the Users & Groups icon.
- Select the Login Items tab for appropriate user.
- Click the + icon and select the downloaded UnhideLibrary script item.
- Log out and log back in again.
Now when you log in you won’t have to worry about fudging around with Terminal commands to reveal the Library when you’re trying to tinker with profile settings.