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How to show the Library folder on Mac

In the Library folder, you can clear the cache and make app settings.

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The Library folder is always hidden on macOS computers. Because Apple thinks you don’t need this folder. But sometimes you may need it for certain things. For example, you may want to access the data in this folder when you want to completely delete an application. Therefore, you will need the Applications Support folder, which contains application-specific data.

So if you use macOS long enough, you will eventually find yourself in a situation that requires you to access the Library folder. This tutorial will show you a few ways to do that.

How to show the Library folder on Mac

Use Go to Folder

  1. Open the Finder application. When Finder starts, you should see the word Finder next to  the menu bar. You can also type “Finder” in the search.
  2. Click Go and choose Go To Folder.
How to show the Library folder on Mac
  1. Type ~/Library and hit the enter key.

Use Finder Go menu

  1. Open the Finder application.
  2. Hold down the “Option” key on the keyboard and click Go from the top menu bar.
  1. Click Library when it becomes visible. If you stop pressing the Option key, the Library will be hidden again.

Permanently show the Library folder on Mac

  1. Open the Finder application.
  2. Click Go > Home from the top menu bar.
  3. Control-click/right-click and select Show View Options. Or you can click View > Show View Options from the top menu bar.
  4. Check the Show Library Folder option.

After this change, the Library folder will now always be visible.