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 install of Ubuntu 13.10 over Windows I cannot see the hidden folders using nautilus(Ctrl+H does NOT help) or any terminal commands. I badly need the data as it is important.

Presently I do not have access to a windows PC.

  • any terminal commands. which ones?
    – Joren
    Nov 4, 2013 at 11:34

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According to this Article, mounting the CD/DVD wit the unhide option should help:

sudo mount /media/cdrom0/ -o unhide

(check the device name of your CD/DVD device first)

  • terminal shows mount: can't find /media/cdrom/ in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab
    – Crazy-Fool
    Nov 4, 2013 at 18:00
  • Try to use /dev/cdrom. And you have to specify a mount point, as Ubuntu doesn't put the CD/DVD drive into /etc/fstab. Nov 5, 2013 at 6:53

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