Many Macintosh users were excited when OS X 10.7 (Lion) was released, but after using it for a short time, many users realized that something was missing from lion. The users Library directory is not where it it should be, infact, it is nowhere to be found. Fortunately, it is very simple to bring back the disappearing Library.
  • Many Macintosh users were excited when OS X 10.7 (Lion) was released, but after using it for a short time, many users realized that something was missing from lion.

  • The users Library directory is not where it it should be, infact, it is nowhere to be found. Fortunately, it is very simple to bring back the disappearing Library.

To begin the process, you will need to go to your Applications folder, which can be found in your Finder side bar.
  • To begin the process, you will need to go to your Applications folder, which can be found in your Finder side bar.

  • Once in the Applications folder, you will want to find the Utilities folder.

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After navigating to the Utilities folder you will need to scroll down to find the Terminal application.
  • After navigating to the Utilities folder you will need to scroll down to find the Terminal application.

Once you have opened Terminal, you will need to type chflags nohidden ~/Library/ and then press Enter. This will immediately make your Library folder visible under your user.
  • Once you have opened Terminal, you will need to type chflags nohidden ~/Library/ and then press Enter.

  • This will immediately make your Library folder visible under your user.

Once you have finished with Terminal, type exit to end your terminal processes. After you have typed this and hit enter you may quit out of Terminal.
  • Once you have finished with Terminal, type exit to end your terminal processes. After you have typed this and hit enter you may quit out of Terminal.

To hide the Library folder, simply type chflags hidden ~/Library and press Enter.
  • To hide the Library folder, simply type chflags hidden ~/Library and press Enter.

  • Remember to type exit and press Enter before quitting Terminal.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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