How to Fix Missing Users Folder In OS X 10.9.3 Mavericks

OS X 10.9.3 Mavericks was recently released to the public after several beta versions, but like most new pieces of software, some people have faced one common issue with it. There’s an issue with the “Users” folder being inaccessible or hidden, and thankfully there’s a quick and permanent solution to fix the missing Users folder issue.

OS X 10.9.3′s final release version didn’t have anything too major to offer except for a few bug fixes, which was the reason many rushed to download it. Unfortunately though, it seems to have bought a slight problem of its own. Thankfully, a quick workaround is at hand to fix the aforementioned issue.

As we always say, be sure you follow every step carefully, as we’ll be using sudo commands in Terminal in this tutorial. If meddled with inappropriately, this could potentially make for further issues.

1. Open Terminal by simply typing in the name into Spotlight’s search feature.

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2. Enter the following string of text:

 sudo chflags nohidden /Users

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3. Once you press Enter, you’ll be prompted to enter your password. Once you’ve typed it in, hit the Enter button once more, and your “Users” folder should be accessible once more.

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We don’t really think that Apple intended this to be a new “feature” in OS X, and we’re pretty sure the software giant will be coming through with a fix real soon. But given how easy it is to remedy the problem via Terminal, and OS X 10.10′s rumored release at WWDC in June this year, Apple may decide instead that it’s not critical enough to warrant a subsequent update. Either way, if you use the tutorial above, do let us know in the comments below if it worked for you or not.