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What I want to do is edit a file: /usr/share/vlc/http/.hosts. In windows I locate the file click open with notepad.

In ubuntu i go to files/home and i can't see any users.

Can someone point me in the right direction please.

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.hosts is a file name or folder name. – Avinash Raj Nov 2 '13 at 13:24

okay now open files then on the left side you'll find option "computer" click it

now navigate to usr > share > vlc > http > and now you need to press ctrl + h to show the hidden files (files starting with . are hidden) and open it.

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