How to hide folders and show hidden files in Ubuntu

Ubuntu allows you easily to hide and show folders and files using the file manager.

1)Create hidden files

To create a hidden file, the first thing you should do is to make a dot at the beginning of the file’s name for example your file name is hello.txt , you should rename it to .hello.txt :


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2) Show hidden files:

Press Ctrl + H to show all hidden files and folders or by clicking the view options button in the toolbar and select Show Hidden Files .


Ubuntu show hidden files

To ‘unhide’ a file you have created, simply rename it without a dot. Here in our example we renamed .hello.txt to hello.txt .

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amin nahdy

Amin Nahdy, an aspiring software engineer and a computer geek by nature as well as an avid Ubuntu and open source user. He is interested in information technology especially Linux based ecosystem as well as Windows and MacOS. He loves to share and disseminate knowledge to others in a transparent and responsible way.

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