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How can I hide directories without changing their names?

How can I hide a folder and only see it when Ctrl+H is pressed? I have checked in Properties and couldn't find it.

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marked as duplicate by jokerdino, Takkat, Rinzwind, hhlp, Jacob Johan Edwards Apr 29 '12 at 16:05

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askubuntu.com/a/107940/39372 –  Tachyons Apr 29 '12 at 15:39
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It is very simple. Just put a dot before the folder name you want to hide.

.folder
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Adding a dot can break things. Imagine doing that with the Desktop directory in home. See the 1st link in comments: it is better to create a .hidden file and add your directory in that file. –  Rinzwind Apr 29 '12 at 15:49
    
The .hidden file is a bit too complicated for average users. The 'put a dot before' answer is IMHO better. –  Paradiesstaub Dec 8 '13 at 15:08
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