If you are looking for those hidden files (or dot-files) on your Mac, here’s how to see them in your Finder.
- Open a new Finder window and click on the name of your Mac under ‘Devices’ in the sidebar.
- Click on Macintosh HD, or whatever you’ve called your startup drive if you’ve renamed it.
- Press Command-Shift-. (period). You should now see lots of files and folders who’s name starts with “.” become visible.
- To re-hide the files and folders, hold down Command-Shift-. again
This tip is courtesy of https://macpaw.com/how-to/show-hidden-files-on-mac
Once you’ve done this, you should see your hidden files in every folder. They come after the non-hidden files and are slightly opaque.