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Funter is a free application that allows you to find hidden files and folders on your Mac. Once you launch Funter, you will see its icon in the menu bar. Click it to open Funter’s window and operate hidden files.

Funter window

Show hidden files

Open Funter’s drop-down window and use the slide button to show hidden files and hide them again.

Note: Funter “remembers” the state after the relaunch.

Find hidden files

With Funter, you can search for hidden files on your Mac and in any particular folder. For this, type the file’s name in the search field, choose the location where you want to search for hidden files, and press Enter. funter search for hidden files

You will see a new window with the list of all files having the query word in their names.

Funter showing the list of hidden files

Funter shows all hidden files, regular files, and files in package content. You can preview them with the Quick Look option or open them in Finder. For this, use the appropriate icons in the file’s line or the context menu.

Funter window showing icons to open a file

Hide your files

Funter integrates with Finder and adds its own command to the context menu. It means that you can hide any file or folder in Finder with the context menu. Here is how:

  1. Find the file that you want to hide in Finder.
  2. Right-click on the file.
  3. In the context menu, click “Hide with Funter.”
  4. The file will be hidden.
context menu showing the option to hide files with Funter

Unhide hidden files

To unhide hidden files on your Mac, you can use the context menu, but firstly, you need to make your hidden files visible.

  1. Open Funter’s window and use the toggle button to show hidden files.
  2. Find the hidden files you want to unhide in Finder.
  3. Right-click on the file, and in the context menu, click “Unhide with Funter.”
context menu showing the option to hide files with Funter

Operate files

In Funter’s window, you can switch a needed files’ visibility with the appropriate items in the right top corner. By default, the visibility of files in package content is switched off so as not to remove important items by mistake.

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regular files
Regular files and folders
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Hidden files and folders
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Files and Folders in package contents

Preview Files

Select a file and click the Emerged preview button to see the file’s content. You can open the file in a Finder window as well. Funter window showing quick look for a file

Operate hidden files and folders

Funter allows you to copy, move, or remove files right in the apps’ window. See the appropriate buttons in the bottom right corner of the window. Select the files you want to remove, copy or move to another location and click the appropriate icon.

Funter window with the icons to operate hidden files highlighted

Search for files

Searching for hidden files with Funter is simple and fast. Follow these easy steps to find hidden files on your Mac:

  1. Launch Funter.
  2. Click Funter’s icon in the toolbar on your desktop.
  3. Type the file name in the search field.
  4. Select the location where you want to search for hidden files.
  5. Press Enter (Return) on your keyboard. funter search for hidden files
  6. The app will display a list of files that match your search query. Funter showing the list of hidden files
  7. If you want to view the file’s location in Finder, click the magnifier icon. Funter showing the icon to open a file in Finder

Finder integration

When you launch Funter the first time, the app automatically integrates into the Finder. Funter’s icon appears in the Finder toolbar. Then you can click the Funter’s icon in Finder’s toolbar to quickly show or hide hidden files. show hidden files on mac by Funter

Note that on macOS 10.15 and later, if you have disabled Finder integration in the Funter preferences, its icon will disappear from the Finder toolbar. When you enable Finder integration next time, the icon will not appear in the toolbar automatically. To add it to the Finder toolbar, you have to take the following steps:

  1. Click the Funter’s icon in the Mac toolbar.
  2. Click the Settings icon and select Preferences. Funter settings showing the Preferences option
  3. In the General tab, switch on the option “Enable Finder integration.” Funter's preferences window
  4. Open Finder and right-click on the toolbar.
  5. Click Customize Toolbar… Finder window
  6. In the window that appears, select the Funter icon and drag it into the toolbar.
  7. Click Done. integrate Funter

Full Disk Access

By default, Apple requires that you manually grant access to your apps to operate the users` files. This is done for security reasons. Since Funter searches for files on the whole of your Mac hard drive, you will need to grant Full Disk Access to allow the app to perform its task.

Here is how to grant access for Funter to your disk to find any file, including hidden files.

(Steps for macOS 10.14-12)

  1. Open Preferences of Funter.
  2. Switch to the Disk Access tab.
  3. Click Open Preferences to Grant Access. Funter preferences showing the Disk Access tab
  4. It will open System Preferences showing the Security & Privacy section → Privacy Tab → Full Disk Access option.
  5. Click the Lock icon to make changes. You will need to provide your user password.
  6. Click the Plus(+) icon and add Funter. You can also drag and drop Funter right to this window. privacy tab showing Funter in the Full Disk Access list
  7. Mark the checkbox for Funter to allow the app to get Full Disk Access. You will need to quit Funter to implement changes.
  8. Click the Lock icon to prevent further changes.

Steps for macOS v.13:

  1. Open System Settings.
  2. Go to the Privacy & Security section.
  3. Click Full Disk Access.
  4. Switch on the toggle button for Funter.
  5. If you don’t see the app in this list, click the plus(+) icon and add Funter.

Full disk access for Funter

After this, when you search files with Funter, the app will be able to scan your whole Mac hard drive.

If you have any questions about Funter, contact our support team. We will be happy to assist you.

Uninstall Funter

To uninstall Funter, follow these steps:

  1. Quit the app from the toolbar menu.
  2. Go to the Applications folder and remove Funter to Trash.
  3. Then go to the ~/Library folder → find and remove the associated with Funter files in the Application Support and Caches folders.

Another option to completely uninstall Funter is to use App Cleaner & Uninstaller.

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