You may need to access content in the Library folder to troubleshoot problems with your Adobe applications. The user Library folder is hidden by default in Mac OS X 10.7 and later releases. Use one of the following methods to make the user library content visible.

Method 1

  1. In the Finder, choose Go > Go to Folder.

  2. In the Go To Folder dialog box, type ~/Library

  3. Click Go.

Method 2

Hold down the Alt (Option) key when using the Go menu. The user Library folder is listed below the current user's home directory.

Note: After you open the Library folder, you can drag the Library icon from the top of that window to the Dock, sidebar, or toolbar to make it readily accessible.

Method 3

The following method makes the user Library folder permanently visible.


Adobe recommends that only advanced users use this method.

  1. Launch Terminal from Macintosh HD > Applications > Utilities.

  2. From within Terminal, type the following command and press Return:
    chflags nohidden ~/Library

  3. Enter the system administrator password, if prompted, and press Return.


    The system administrator password is not visible as you type it.  

  4. Close Terminal. The Library folder is now permanently visible in the Finder.

Additional information

For more information, explanations, and ideas, see 18 ways to view the ~/Library folder in Lion and Mountain Lion.

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