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My pc shows hidden files even after renaming the file with a name which starts with a dot is there any solution for this.

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What have you tried? Do they show up in the terminal using ls? What happens if you press ctrl+h? –  dan08 Jun 17 at 17:49
    
did you rename the file via menu -> rename or using mv command in terminal? Please edit your question, to add more information, regarding your OS and if hidden files/dot-files are always visible in nautilus. Also try Ctrl+H, to toggle hidden files [on] and [off] –  v2r Jun 17 at 17:49
    
yes exactly i have used hiding them via renaming them satrting with dot and pressed ctrl+h and the file disappears but it appears again when i reopen nautilus and again i should type ctrl+h to hide them –  agha rehan abbas Jun 17 at 17:51
    
isnt there any permanent solution for this –  agha rehan abbas Jun 17 at 17:52
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mvcommand stands for move/rename and can be used like this: mv ~/Desktop/testfile.txt ~/Desktop/.testfile.txt. This way you rename/ your file from testfile.txt to .testfile.txt. –  v2r Jun 17 at 18:01
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Ctrl+H Should toggle whether hidden files are visible.

To permanently change the setting in nautlius go

Edit > Preferences > Views

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And turn off: Show hidden and backup files

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Create an empty documents rename it .hidden. Open it (Mousepad for xubuntu). Type the folder name you want to hide. I have attached a picture. Here $RECYCLE.BIN and System Volume Information are hidden. So I type the name in .hidden file and put it in the folder where this two folders are currently in that I want to hide. After that hide the folders by CTRL+H. Good luck.

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You welcome bro.. :) –  rashed azad Jun 17 at 18:08
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