I was temporarily changing the name of a folder before moving it. The name I randomly chose was "
._". The folder immediately disappeared and Finder would not allow me to undo the operation. (I know; bad convention, but it was going to be temporary, so didn't think it would be an issue.)
*** NOTE: Viewing invisible files/folders was already turned on before this incident. *** (I can still see hidden files except THIS one.)
Looking through Finder, the folder was no longer visible. It was also not indexable (of course) by Spotlight Search.
So, two questions...
- Primarily, "How do I get it back?"
- Why did this happen? Is "
._" a reserved system name? Is this repeatable?
UPDATE: Language addressing
$ cd into the wrong working directory was removed from OP to reduce ambiguity and verbosity. Corrected solution moved to answer section.