How do you show a hidden folder (specifically .minecraft) in Ubuntu 14.04? I am somewhat new to Ubuntu 14.04 and can't seem to find the "view" menu.

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    Press CTRL+H and all hidden folders will appear. Pressing it again will hide all hidden folders. – Camicri May 22 '14 at 23:13
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    Ctrl+H will work in Nautilus, Nemo, Thunar etc, but for Dolphin (KDE's file manager), it may be Alt+. or similar. – Wilf Nov 28 '14 at 20:48
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Maximize the folder .

Go to the top menu -->View->Show hidden files:

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Or by pressing ctrl + H

  • For permanently show hidden files, you can Edit>Preferences as below:

preference

  • By terminal you should :

    cd /path-of-directory 
    
    ls -a 
    

Above answer is correct for older versions of ubuntu.

In ubuntu 18.xx, image displayed below works

In the top right corner of file explorer, there is menu button displayed as 3 stacked line, clicking on that will open a modal, on that there is button Show hidden files

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