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

is there any way to unhide folders other than removing the "." in fornt of it. becasue i have minecraft and the folder which you install mods to is called ".minecraft" and its in /home/usr but i want to unhide it but the name of it has to be ".minecraft" (its called that on all os) is there any way to unhide it but keep the name of ".minecraft"? Thanks for your help

share|improve this question

Pressing control-H in Nautilus will show also files starting with a ..

enter image description here

If you want this permanent: Files > Preferences will have a setting for this:

enter image description here

In command line ls -la the a part will also show hidden files.

share|improve this answer

If you don't like to show all hidden files all the time, then you can make a link to the folder you wish to unhide.

  • Go to the folder you wish to unhide. (.minecraft)
  • If necessary unhide it by pressing ctrl H.
  • Right-click it an choose "Make Link".
  • You now have a link to the folder that you can rename and place wherever you like.
share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

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