• Home
  • Apple
  • How To
  • Mac
  • OS X
  • Many Users Reporting Missing /Users Folder Following Upgrade to OS X 10.9.3 – Here’s The Fix

Many Users Reporting Missing /Users Folder Following Upgrade to OS X 10.9.3 – Here’s The Fix

Many Users Reporting Missing /Users Folder Following Upgrade to OS X 10.9.3 – Here’s The Fix

After upgrading to OS X 10.9.3, some users, (this writer included), are reporting that their /Users folder is hidden. In other words, the folder is no longer visible when looking at the root of your Mac’s hard drive when looking at it in Finder.

missing_users_folder

While in OS X Lion, Apple took it upon themselves to hide the Library folder from users, this time around it appears to be just a bug that snuck through testing. 9to5Mac reports that there is an easy way to fix this issue.

Open a Terminal and type:

sudo chflags nohidden /Users

Verify you have typed this command exactly, or you can copy and paste it from this article into Terminal), and then hit Enter. The command prompt will then ask you to enter your Mac administrator password. (This is most likely your Mac login password, especially if you’re the only user on the machine.) The password you type won’t appear in the console, but this is normal. Type your password and press enter.  Your /Users folder will now be visible once again. Close the Terminal window to finish your session.

That’s all it takes, worked like a dream for me.

(UPDATE) MacRumors reports that the above solution is merely temporary. We’ll keep an eye out for a more permanent fix.

  1. DWMusic says:

    In the Users folder, the folder ‘Shared’ is no longer visible as well.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *