How to Open the Library Folder on Your Mac

  Matt Cone       January 3, 2021      Tutorials Mac


Your Mac contains thousands of hidden files and folders that you’ll probably never need to access. We explained how to access all hidden files and folders in another tutorial, but there’s an easier way to access one of most important hidden folders on your Mac, called the Library folder.

The Mac Library folder icon

The user’s Library folder, which is different than the root Library folder at the top-level of the hard drive, contains hundreds files that store important preferences and settings for many of the applications on your Mac. It’s a good idea to learn how to access this folder, even if you don’t need to open it right now.

Here’s how to access the Library folder in macOS:

  1. Switch to the Finder.

  2. Press and hold down the Option key on the keyboard.

  3. From the Go menu, select Library, as shown below. The Library folder will open.

    How to access the Mac Library folder

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