Category Archives: Technology

Users Folder Hidden after OS X 10.9.3

After updating Apple’s OS X to 10.9.3 you may find the /Users directory is hidden. This can be annoying but easy to fix and unhide it again just enter this command into the Terminal:

sudo chflags nohidden /Users

It will ask you for an administrators  password just enter it and the folders should be visible again.

While it may seem like a good idea to hide things in this case it is just a nuisance and of limited security benefit.

Using Hazel and loving it

Recently I got the for my Mac. I had heard good things about it and decided to give the trial a go. It didn’t take long to realise it is an amazingly useful tool. I have written actions now to move files all over the place and sort them in a sensible way.

For example I use [r] at the front of images to denote renders so in this action any image that isn’t a render or a screenshot is moved to a directory Assorted Pictures  and added to sub-folders using the domain name where I found it. For example an image downloaded from Wikipedia would end up in a subdirectory called Wikipedia.


hazel image action

If you are interested in trying the action you can download the Desktop.hazelrules just double-click and it should open with Hazel.

The more I use it the more I love it, so get the trial and see for yourself.