I created a directory from the command line using mkdir but it does not show in the parent directory in Nautilus. I can navigate to the created directory in Nautilus if I enter the full path. Nautilus even auto-completes the directory name as I type it.

How can I make Nautilus show the new directory?

My Nautilus version is 3.4.2 running on Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin.

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    Does the directory name you created start with a . If not what is the directory name? – jobin Mar 28 '14 at 5:20
  • The name is "GrantProposal". Ctrl+R solved it. – wsaleem Mar 28 '14 at 5:21

Okay, it turned out to be what I think is a caching problem. The parent directory was already open in Nautilus when I did the mkdir. When the new directory did not appear, I restarted Nautilus and navigated to the parent directory but the new directory was still missing. After posting the question, I did a Ctrl+R in the parent directory and the new directory appeared.

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