View Full Version : [ubuntu] How to Hide Files (Folders)?

July 22nd, 2009, 12:52 PM
I am using Ubuntu 8.04, I made some files(or Folders) Hide in Windows,
But these files are Visible in Ubuntu.

I used ctrl+H but no use!!!:confused::confused:

The windows system folders like recycler,System volume information etc., are visible and looks not good when I open a drive.

So can any one please help me how to hide the files(Folders)..

July 22nd, 2009, 01:03 PM
Put a . (dot) in front of the name. That will hide it, but it might mess up your windows. Otherwise, you could just live with it?

July 22nd, 2009, 01:05 PM
In Ubuntu you can hide a file or folder by placing a . at the start of the filename. For example .filename will be hidden.

This doesn't help with your situation unfortunately because renaming your Windows folders we result in an unbootable Windows.