Access Library Folder in OS X Lion

Access Library Folder in OS X Lion – Default Disabled

I just found out that I cannot access Library folder in OS X Lion, it’s disabled and hide it from the user by default. I guess it’s because quite a lot user temped with the Library and cause some problem to the system. As a developer, I can actually access Library folder in OS X Lion via Terminal, but sometime you want to enjoy the privilege and moving stuff on the Apple Finder instead of terminal.

Access Library Folder in OS X Lion

Access Library Folder in OS X Lion – How to Access

Access to Finder as usual, but you will not see Library folder listed in your Home directory. The only way to access Library folder in OS X Lion is click on “Go” on Finder, hold “Alt” or “Option” and the Library Folder will be available.

Access Library Folder in OS X Lion Access Library Folder in OS X Lion

Another method to access Library folder in OS X Lion is via “Go to Folder” option, when the application launched, type in “~/Library”

Access Library Folder in OS X Lion

Access Library Folder in OS X Lion – Enable the Access

For sure, there is way to enable and allow access Library Folder in OS X Lion and stay permanently. A little tweak on the system will do. Open up “Terminal” which can be found at Utilities folder and invoke command below.