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 I make any file hidden?
The problem is in linux, hidden attribute of windows doesn't work.
To hide a file/folder, you put a
. infront of file name.
But As those folder are system folder in windows, renaming them with
. may cause damage to the OS stability or windows may create another folder with name which will be again visiable in linux
So you have to live with that. :)
Just create text file
.hidden on your external hard drive, and add folders you wish to hide, like this:
found.000 $RECYCLE.BIN RECYCLER System Volume Information
After that make sure to refresh the view (F5) and the folders should now be invisible.
PS. if you wish to see/hide hidden files/folders press Ctrl+H.
Although you can make any file/folder hidden by prepending a dot to his name, it is not a good idea to do so on files/folders that belong to another operating system, and that could turn the alien system unstable.
Nautilus, Ubuntu's file browser/manager, has a feature that allows hidding arbitrary files and folders without having to resort to changing their names:
Simply create a
.hidden file in the root of the affected partition or directory, and list in there the names of the files you want to be hidden on Nautilus user interface.