If I opt to sync folders (such as Documents and Desktop) with iCloud, they become hidden in Finder.

  • I can still access them in Finder by keyboard shortcuts commandshifto and commandshiftd (and by Menubar / Go / Go to Folder…).
  • Their paths in Finder still show as being in my home directory (/Users/~/Documents and /Users/~/Desktop).
  • Their locations in Terminal still show as being in my home directory.
  • They seem to be hidden in the same way that my user Library folder is hidden (ie, not by mere dot-prefix).

Why are they hidden from Finder?

Can they be unhidden without disabling iCloud sync?




  • Please elaborate how they are hidden. Are you saying that if you point Finder to your Home Folder, the directories aren't shown? Can you provide a screen shot? – Allan Nov 27 '18 at 19:02
  • try Command + Shift + Period(.) to show them – Ruskes Nov 27 '18 at 19:11
  • I've added screenshots to elaborate. – jtheletter Nov 27 '18 at 20:03
  • I'm aware that command-shift-period can toggle all hidden folders, but that doesn't answer either question. – jtheletter Nov 27 '18 at 20:03

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