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How to append a password to hidden files? [closed]

I have some hidden files on my desktop the "Ctrl+H" kind of hidden files. But I'm not satisfied with the security in the process. Anyone whose had much experience with Ubuntu will surely know to press ...
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My encfs folder three times larger than original

Recently I've noticed sudden grown of size of my encfs folder. Size of data 2.3 Gb, size of encfs folder is 6.6 Gb. What could cause this? This is how mount output looks like: /dev/sda6 on / type ...
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Ask for password to unhide files/folders

I have some files that needs to keep hidden after every use(often). I use Ctrl+H to hide the files and same to unhide them. Is there anyway to make password mandatory for only unhidding ...
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Can cd into folder but I can't see it with ls or ls -a?

I've a shared partition between Windows and Ubuntu, achieved through VMWare's shared folders, and when I moved a folder into this shared folder Ubuntu couldn't see it. Ubuntu still can't see it, but ...
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Do not show hidden icons

I see the hidden files in nautilus. I pressed ctrl + h but when I open the file manager again hidden files appear.
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Hidden files show up in Nautilus recent files

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 and have a hidden folder. Using the privacy app in the system settings I have excluded this folder from the dash this works well enough although I would prefer to be able to ...
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How do I find my windows 7 files?

I have recently started using Ubuntu for the first time, and I can't seem to find my windows files. I've run a few searches and the answers say that I can find them by going to Filesystem > Users > ...
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Hidden files wont stay hidden in Ubuntu Gnome

Whenever I open the Home folder, all the hidden files are displayed along with unhidden. I hit ctrl-h and they disappear, but are there visible again when I open Home again. I've tried de-selecting ...
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Unable to see files in DVD hidden using windows 7

I had hidden folders using Windows 7 and burned them to a DVD. When I checked the disk in Windows it showed all the folders (using 'show hidden files and folders'). But after performing a clean ...
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10 GB files in home folder due to hidden files

I am using Ubuntu 13.04. My home folder is full of hidden files like .Xauthority.XTMZZW, .Xauthority.VEBCZW, .goutputstream-0H5NTW and some of these files are uninstalled software related files but ...
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Unable to load .mozilla during installation sometimes (ubuntu 12.04 LTS)

I am unable to see .Mozilla in /home/mvrp directory (the name I have given who am I during installation of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) some times after installation. when I could see it in /home/mvrp directory ...
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Deleted the .wine folder and lost all my data

HELP! I deleted the .wine folder from my user folder and i've lost all my data. How can i get my files back? What happened? I use Ubuntu 12.04! i don't know much about ubuntu yet. Thank You
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What is a dot only named folder?

I know what dot files or folders are, but there is a specific dot named folder (the name is just a dot) in every directories. What are they used for? For example here is a part of my "bin" folder. ...
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Why are there files ending with ~ on my system? [duplicate]

Ive got Ubuntu desktop up and running on my N54L microserver. I've noticed however that if I'm looking at a folder on the microserver from my Windows 7 laptop, if I make a change to a file on Ubuntu ...
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How do I remove hidden backup files?

I have files ending in ~ in my home directory, and I want to delete them. How do I do that? How do I prevent this backup functionality?
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chown -R user:user .* changes permissions backwards: is this the correct behaviour?

I got into a lot of trouble when changing the permission of a folder myfolder residing in /. I issued the command sudo chown -R luca:luca /myfolder/.* My intention was to change ownership of all ...
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Retrive contents as files from everpad when sync doesn't work

How can i retrieve all the contents from everpad to use in another user, syncing is not working though it says it have synced. Edit: After another wrong decision, now i can't access the contents as i ...
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Hide and unhide folders

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 ...
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How can I get mv (or the * wildcard) to move hidden files?

I am migrating my home directory from an old system to a new one, and the tarball I made contains everything, including hidden files like .bashrc. However, when I move the contents of the unpacked ...
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How can I stop the automatic creation of ~/.cache/motd.legal-displayed file?

In every home-directory on my Ubuntu Server is a .cache folder containing an empty file motd.legal-displayed. Is there a way to stop creating these .cache folders?
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Make multiple files hidden?

I have a group of files I want hidden to avoid clutter. Is there a command that can simply make multiple files hidden? Is there an application? Is there a single command that will make the files I've ...
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Delete all files with certain name in entire directory

I have a directory that I want to delete all the .svn folders in all of its subdirectories. Is there a command that can do this without me having to go through each individual subdirectory and delete ...
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How to make folders like “System Volume Information” or “RECYCLER” hidden, just like it is on windows?

I have this external hard drive, and I used it in windows, now that I use it on Ubuntu, and it is kind of annoying to see files like System Volume Information, so how can I make it hidden? Or how can ...
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Hiding images in folder without renaming or moving the files

I'm dual booting Ubuntu with Windows and I have all my music on a separate harddrive. In Windows the album art is hidden by default but when I access the folder in Ubuntu there is two album artwork ...
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windows 7 hard drive crashed; Loaded Ubuntu from USB, can't find files that were on win 7 desktop

I have hard drive that crashed and was running windows 7. I have a new drive, but need to get vital data off of old drive. I was successful in making a usb start up with ubuntu. It loads up and the ...
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Old files on computer not visible after upgrade

I have Acer Netbook AOA150 and I recently upgraded my Ubuntu to Ubuntu 12.04.1 version by selecting the option to upgrade and preserve old files. After installation, I am not able to view my old ...
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How to make bash stop tab autocompleting hidden directories

Most of the time, I don't need autocompletes for my hidden directories. In fact, that's the point of them being hidden! However, annoyingly, bash takes these directories into account when ...
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How can I search and locate a system folder

Files & Folders Lens can be used to locate user's documents easily, but it seems ignoring system files and folders. How can I search & locate system files and folders? (Say for example I ...
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What are the '~' files created when I edit something and can I delete them? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Prevent gedit from creating files with the '~' suffix I've noticed that every time i edit or in anyway modify a .txt, .php, .html, .doc etc file, after I save ...
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How to access Dungeon Crawl “morgue” (files for past games)?

I recently got a small game from Software Center called Dungeon Crawl and I can't figure out how to view my past games. It says the morgue file (of game'overs) is in the /home/owner/.crawl/morgue/ ...
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How to hide files and folders in Nautilus?

I want to hide, most of the folders in root (/) using Nautilus. Probably the only folders in / I want shown are /home and /tmp. In addition to hiding folders, I also want to hide two files: ...
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How to hide folder [duplicate]

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 ...
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Which hidden folder in my home folder contain the data for the Passwords and Keys application?

I made a fresh install of Precise Pangolin beta from Oneiric. I saved my home folder on an external drive. Now I want to copy passwords and keys to the new installation.
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Hidden files in Nautilus after extracting ISO

I extracted the information from an ISO Image and from Nautilus I could only see two folders, but from the terminal I can see the rest of the files and folders. These folders do not have the . ...
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Ubuntu One and Hidden files sync

Libreoffice uses a file to lock documents you are editing that has a .(period) as the first letter of the name. Ubuntu One does not sync this file so I have no protection from multiple editors of a ...
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What is ~/.face (binary)?

I just noticed this file, .face, in my home directory: -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 14747 2012-01-07 01:35 .face Never seen it or heard of it before, and google doesn't seem to know either. ...
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Why delete .hidden folders in home when reinstalling broken programs?

For things like dealing with skype and pulseaudio problems, I'm routinely advised by various internet sources to delete my foldername folders in my user's home directory (such as .pulse .skype). It ...
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Open file dialog defaults to showing hidden files

My open file dialog is defaulting to showing hidden files, I have to press Ctrl-H to get to the files I want, but this is not saved across instances of the dialog. I can't find a settings panel to ...
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How to Hide files and folder for Windows from Ubuntu

In Ubuntu I can protect files by hiding them or change the owner and permission. But I am using dual boot (Windows and Ubuntu), so Ubuntu's hidden files and directories are easily visible from ...
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Why eclipse can not find the hidden .project file until I press Ctrl-H on folder?

I am using eclipse on Ubuntu 11.10 When I try to open an project in eclipse IDE, it complains that the .project file can not be found. Now if I open the project folder in Ubuntu file browser and ...
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Can I change the location of config files away from my home folder?

I have this question, is posible to change the default location for hidden personal config folders from /home/user to another location? I mean the folders .cache ..compiz-1 etc. Thanks for answering. ...
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Show hidden .htaccess files by default

I was wondering if there is some method to display .htaccess files by default in every folder i create it. Is it possible to exclude .htaccess files from the hidden files? Maybe from the terminal
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Hide desktop.ini and Thumbs.db files

I have Ubuntu and Windows 7 on my computer. Now I have a problem, I want to hide the desktop.ini and Thumbs.db files Windows automaticly creates. I can't rename all files to .desktop.ini and ...
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How do I hide hidden files in gnome-do? Is the plug-in broken?

Gnome Do has a by default installed plugin which - when activated - offeres to search your computer. You can decide which directories to search and how deep. However, you may not index too much since ...
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Accessing hidden folders from a live CD

I'm having issues with backing up hidden folders from an Ubuntu installation. My kids PC motherboard recently died. I've built them a new system, but it's a different processor/architecture, so the ...
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Hidden files are shown in Dash

I have several hidden files in a folder that are private and need to remain private. I do not mind people seeing what I do on my system but after I open one of these files I can find them through ...
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How to hide (in Thunar and Nautilus) a directory without putting a dot in its name?

Usually Linux programs store user's settings in ~/.* directories. But unfortunately some developers (of some applications I need) do not follow this rule and don't start their settings storage folders ...
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How to hide files with a specific extension

I have set of temp files created in my folder with .bak extensions. How can I make them hide by default in Ubuntu? I tried adding a .hidden file with *.bak as entry in the file, but that is not ...
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How can I hide directories without changing their names?

The OCD in me wants directories I do not like the name of to be hidden since I do not interact with them directly. How can I hide directories without using the dot notation?