When you launch Funter for the first time, the system will show you several standard messages. You should allow Funter to have access to control System Events and Finder to make it work correctly and avoid issues. To easily switch hidden files visibility with Funter, please follow our guide.

Video guide: How to use Funter

1. Access to control Finder

Launch Funter. In the menu bar, click the app’s icon, and in the drop-down window, switch the toggle button to show hidden files.

Funter window with the Show hidden files button highlighted

You will see a message that Funter requires special permission for Funter to get access to System Events and Finder.

Funter popup to access System events and Finder

If you cancel this message and don’t give access, you will see the window below. This is necessary to allow Funter access to switch the hidden files’ visibility. Click OK to allow Funter to hide or show hidden files in Finder.

popup showing question to access Finder

If you clicked “Don’t Allow” by mistake, go to System Preferences → Security & Privacy section → switch to the Privacy tab and enable the option “Finder” for Funter in the Automation section.

System Preferences window showing access for Funter

2. Access to control System Events

The next message you will see is that Funter wants access to control “System Events.” Click OK. This is important to allow Funter to interact with hidden files and operate them.

Funter popup to access system events

If, for some reason, you clicked “Don’t Allow,” give Funter the permission manually. For this, go to System Preferences → Security & Privacy → Privacy tab → select Automation from the list and enable the checkbox “System Events” for Funter.
System preferences window showing Finder access for system events

3. Accessibility

The last message you will see is a system notification about granting access to this application in Security & Privacy preferences. Click the “Open System Preferences” button.

notification window to grant access in security and privacy

You will see the Accessibility section in System Preferences. Click the Lock icon and enter your password to be able to make changes. Then enable Funter.

System preferences showing Funter in Accessibility section

If for some reason you don’t see Funter in the list, then add the app manually. Click the Plus button under the list of apps → go to the Applications folder → select Funter and click Open.

adding Funter to System Preferences Accessibility
Now you can use Funter to show, hide and find hidden files on your Mac.

If you have any questions about Funter, don’t hesitate to contact our support team by email. We will be happy to assist you.

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