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In this article, you will learn how to display the Library folder in the Finder window. By default, this folder is hidden, but it can be displayed temporarily or permanently.

Libraries

This folder contains fonts, Internet plug-ins, and other objects used by programs that are accessible to all Mac users. Do not use this folder to store the files and folders you create. Better use your user folder or iCloud Drive folder (“Desktop” or “Documents”).

This folder contains the macOS operating system. You can neither rename nor move the “System” folder and the objects in it.

Users

This folder contains the personal folders of all users on your Mac. After you are logged in, the icon of your user folder looks like a house, and other user folders have the icons of a regular folder. If you log out and someone else logs in, the user's folder icon will change to the home icon. The Users folder also contains the Shared folder. Objects in the Sharing folder can be accessed by any user of your Mac.

User folder

The name of your home folder matches your username and contains subfolders for desktop files, downloads, images, documents, movies, music and any shared folders. You can create folders in your user folder.

In addition, you can create folders in the iCloud Drive folder, in the Documents folder or on the desktop (on a Mac or iCloud in the Desktop and Documents section) to organize files. There are places where you cannot create additional folders. For example, you cannot create folders in the My Files section of the Finder side menu.

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