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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, 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. – 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.

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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
ctrl+h sho hidden file and hide the .folder – Smoke Jan 23 at 6:02

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