Using Ubuntu 14.04, how can I hide files, even from the computer search? I know about adding the dot to the beginning of file names, but this does not prevent hidden files and folders from showing up in my computer search results.


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You can set which directories you don't want to appear in the dash search, just open your Privacy settings and select them there.

  • This worked, I hadn't realized that these settings could be changed. Thank you. Jan 22, 2015 at 20:42

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