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The standard way to hide files on Linux/Unix is to add a leading dot into the filename. Typically it's done in command line but you can do it through nautilus as well Click on the file Click F2 Add a leading dot in the filename. For example , rename myStory.txt to .myStory.txt Refresh with F5 key; your file will be hiddne now.


Your method is fine, but you need to permanently change the view. Go to Edit > Preferences > Views and turn off Show hidden and backup files. That should do it.

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