How to Show User Library Folder in MacOS

In Mac OS (Lion /Mountain Lion/Yosemite) the default setting is to hide the user Library folder, probably to stop people from deleting or damaging files that are necessary for Mac OS to run properly. However user library folder is required for some reasons sometime, so here is how to unhide or show user library folder in Mac OS and also how to revert it back to default.

The Library folder was visible by default in past versions of Mac OS X, this is how to get it back:

Show User ~/Library in MacOS

Open Terminal, and enter the following command to show or hide the directory:

chflags nohidden ~/Library/

The users Library folder will immediately become visible again.

User Library Folder in Mac OS

Reverting this back to the standard Lion setting is simple too:

Hide User ~/Library in Mac OS (Default)

This returns to the default setting of hiding the user Library directory:

chflags hidden ~/Library

Changes take effect immediately again, and Library becomes invisible to the user.

This way you can unhide or show user Library folder in Mac OS and revert it back to default again.

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