Here’s how you can view the hidden ~/Library Folder in MacOS Sierra


By default, Apple hides the user’s Library folder in macOS Sierra, however, a number of advanced users would like to show and access the ~/Library folder that is used to store their personal settings, cahes, app support files, and even important data. And in this tutorial, we will cover how to have quick access to the User Library folder, plus how to set macOS Sierra Finder to always display the User Library directory.

Before getting started, it’s worth noting that messing with the ~/Library Folder may break programs pretty quickly, so you should think twice before accessing the folder and playing with it! It’s best to have a solid reason to access it.

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Steps to access user Library in macOS Sierra

Step 1: From the macOS Finder, click the Go menu and hold down the SHIFT key to bring up the drop-down list

Step 2: Here, click Library.

Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut Command + Shift + L from the Finder of macOS to instantly go to the ~/Library of the active user account.

Steps to make ~/Library folder visible in macOS Sierra

If you access user ~/Library frequently, it’s a good idea to set macOS Sierra Finder to always show the user Library directory. Here’s how:

Step 1: Choose the Users home folder from the Finder of macOS.

Step 2: Choose the View menu, and then View Options.

Step 3: Check the box for Show Library Folder.

You are done. From now on, you should see your Library folder appear inside your Home folder.

If you change your mind, just repeat the same steps and uncheck the box for Show Library Folder.

That’s all about how you to view the hidden ~/Library Folder in MacOS Sierra. Run into any difficulty? Share with us in the comments section below and we’ll try to troubleshoot your issue!

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