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Chapter 8. Getting Under the Hood: The I... > Invisible Files and Folders

Invisible Files and Folders

Lurking on your disk are invisible files and folders. Among the common invisible items you will find on a typical disk are Desktop DB and Desktop DF (the two Desktop files); AppleShare PDS and Move&Rename (used with file sharing); LoadRAMDblr (an invisible file needed by the RAM Doubler extension/control panel in order to work), the Temporary Items folder, the Trash Folder, and more.

Normally, you access invisible files and folders indirectly. Thus, you can rebuild the invisible Desktop file without ever opening it or viewing it in any way. There are occasions, however, when you may want to view or modify these invisible files and folders directly. The next section describes how to do this.


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