Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Possible Duplicate:
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.

share|improve this question

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

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

    
askubuntu.com/a/107940/39372 – Tachyons Apr 29 '12 at 15:39
up vote 2 down vote accepted

It is very simple. Just put a dot before the folder name you want to hide.

.folder
share|improve this answer
    
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
    
ctrl+h sho hidden file and hide the .folder – Smoke Jan 23 '15 at 6:02

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.