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Where did the ~/Library folder go in Lion?

I upgraded to Lion but now under ~/User there is no library folder. What happened to it? Is there a way to get it back?

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marked as duplicate by Kyle Cronin Jul 26 '11 at 17:49

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Open terminal and type:

chflags nohidden ~/Library

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thank you! worked like a charm! –  John Jul 26 '11 at 17:19

Additionally, if you hold "Option" while in the Finder's Go menu, it'll add a Library entry. Useful to know how to get there if you don't need constant access.

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chflags nohidden ~/Library

If you just need to browse into it on someone else's computer, open a Finder window, press cmd+shift+g and then type ~/Library.

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Unsure who's to blame for not searching first, but: apple.stackexchange.com/questions/17797/… –  Curtis Tasker Jul 26 '11 at 17:29

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