View Full Version : [ubuntu] hide files

June 2nd, 2009, 08:07 AM
we canshow hidden files . but how do i make them hidden in the first place.
PS - i desperately need to hide some files

June 2nd, 2009, 08:20 AM
Put a . infront of them

June 2nd, 2009, 09:01 AM
yeah if you just want to hide your files to remove them out of view just put a period in front of the filename. then you can toggle hidden files viewable on/off with Control-H.

If on the other hand, you have files, folders, or drives you need to secure I recommend truecrypt:


You can hide an entire volume inside of a file.