Macintosh Invisible files

For some reason my home directory just went completely invisible. You can’t see it in /Users. The Mac OS X has no way to change this from the user interface, so you have to use a third party utility to turn it on. The cheapest and easiest solutions are:

* “X Code”:http://apple.com. Use the command line interface of Apple’s development tools to turn it on.
* “Parallels”. This is the Windows on Mac software. Turns out that if you need this anyway, you can just use the Windows explorer to turn on invisible things. Called Hidden in Windows. So use Windows explorer and choose Tools/Options show Hidden files and then right click on the files and unclick Hidden.
* “Invisible”. This is a utility that is shareware that lets you see what is invisible. You then use FileBuddy to turn the bit on and off. It does cost money thought.

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