At some time my MBA 10.8 Finder decided (or was it me) to hide certain files from me.
Here is the example (I have few other files like it)
.. The Water Horse.flv
Originally those files are downloaded from the web in Firefox using the add- on called Ant.com.
I can still see the files in VLC player, or in the OminDiskSweeper.
I can also see the files using the show hidden files in Terminal.
defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE && killall Finder
It used to be not so, but something changed, or I changed without knowing.
My investigation showed it has to do with the beginning of the file name (.. ) that is no longer striped by the download program.
If I remove the beginning of the file name it goes back to normal, but unfortunately the files are named like that originally on the web site.
So I tried the revers process by adding the dot in front and it tells me I should not do that. How do I tell my OS to show those files in Finder with that name or how do I strip the beginning of the file name during or after download process, or am I stuck with the show all hidden files.
Is there a way to change the name of the file before or during or after download, so I do not have to use Terminal each time to unhide all files then hide again.