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Deployment Hidden Files issue

MB Build / Version: XXXXX

Author: JTW

Issue Description

Sometimes, files downloaded from files seem to not be present upon download. This results in "unexpandable" .ZIPs.

Resolution Description

What is going on is some files are hidden, and moreover are incorrectly seen as aliases.

How to fix:

Invisibility flag

In macOS Terminal

ls -alfO // this will show hidden
chflags "nohidden" filename //removes hidden flag from a file
chflags -Rv "nohidden" foldername //removes hidden flag from a file

Alias bit


  • Install Xcode

  • Terminal

SetFile -a av filename


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