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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 it.


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It is very simple. Just put a dot before the folder name you want to hide.

  • Adding a dot can break things. Imagine doing that with the Desktop directory in home. See the 1st link in comments: it is better to create a .hidden file and add your directory in that file.
    – Rinzwind
    Apr 29, 2012 at 15:49
  • The .hidden file is a bit too complicated for average users. The 'put a dot before' answer is IMHO better. Dec 8, 2013 at 15:08
  • ctrl+h sho hidden file and hide the .folder
    – WhiteHawk
    Jan 23, 2015 at 6:02

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