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    Find files inside folders that are hidden (but CTRL+H is not working)

    Hi!

    I try to help a friend that lost his files. We're not sure what happened, but he is not too used to Ubuntu and maybe managed to click on something.

    We have a folder with many subfolders, but all of them are now empty. It is like the files are gone, but if I check the properties, it says that the folder is 6GB. So it is like the files are there even though we can't see them. I tried to click on show hidden files, but still we can't see any of them.

    Do anyone have ideas or leads for us?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Find files inside folders that are hidden (but CTRL+H is not working)

    Also: I've searched inside the folder, but I can't find anything!

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    Re: Find files inside folders that are hidden (but CTRL+H is not working)

    Can you view the files from the command line using:

    Code:
    ls -la

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    Re: Find files inside folders that are hidden (but CTRL+H is not working)

    Don't know why this is in chat, but if using 12.04(and maybe 12.10) go to the menu "view" and go down to "show hidden files".
    If 13.04, click on the down arrow next the the cog symbol in the top right corner of the file manager(this assumes you are using Ubuntu default).
    Last edited by deadflowr; September 4th, 2013 at 01:56 AM. Reason: file mangler?
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    Re: Find files inside folders that are hidden (but CTRL+H is not working)

    Moved to General Help.

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