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I have some files that were hidden on a PC. Now they live on my Mac. How can I remove the hidden property on each of these files?

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Windows extended ACLs (like Read-Only, Hidden, System, etc.) don't translate 1:1 to OS X's HFS ACLs. Could you elaborate on this question? Screenshots/use cases/elaboration and all that are wonderful. –  Jason Salaz Dec 5 '11 at 10:11

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In Terminal defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE, relaunch Finder. After that you'll see all your hidden files in Finder.

Now type

chflags nohidden

into Terminal and just drag&drop file that you want to unhide on the line. Enter.

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE will reverse Finder back to normal.

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