I have enabled showing hidden files in Finder and I can see them when viewing containing folder. However, when I search for such files they do not show in the search results. Specifically I was searching for .bash_profile, which I have created and edited before and I know exists in the file system, but it is not appearing in the results in Finder. I enabled including System Files in Finder but that did not help. What other changes do I need to do in my system to enable finding these files?

  • I gave up fighting it years ago - just get EasyFind it's so much simpler
    – Tetsujin
    Dec 22, 2015 at 15:54
  • Welcome - it's freeware, btw, though I'd pay for it [no affiliation] ;)
    – Tetsujin
    Dec 22, 2015 at 15:56
  • Yes, by all means they deserve it :-)
    – zvweiss
    Dec 24, 2015 at 12:30


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