How do I view the hidden Library folder on an external hard drive?

I couldn’t figure out how to view the hidden user library folder on Mountain Lion, part of the reason why is because there is a space in the name of my external hard drive. Having a space in the name is ok, here’s how I finally got it to work.

  1. Open Terminal.

  2. Type chflags nohidden

  3. (Leave a space after nohidden)

  4. Drag the user directory from Finder to your terminal window.

  5. Add /Library to the end of the folder structure.

  6. Hit Enter.


chflags nohidden /Volumes/DRIVENAME/Users/YOURNAME/Library

Ah! Success!

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