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I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and I must have done something to change how the Home folder opens, not sure what do.

When I open the Home folder it displays all files, even the hidden ones. I have used Ctrl+H to hide the files and clicked on the View and unchecked Show Hidden files.

Moreover I have tried both the solution given at Ubuntu Home folder opens hidden files but these are not working too.

  • Are you using the default file manager (Files, aka nautilus)? – spacelander Jul 15 '17 at 9:51
  • The slow instructions you linked to, work for me. Do you have dconf-editor? sudo apt-get dconf-editor if you do not. – oldfred Jul 15 '17 at 16:54
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Try this, Right click any file or directory, select "copy to". With the new window, that has appeared, is open use CTRL+H or right click the text area on right side of the it and select "hide".

Close filebrowser, reopen it and view home folder and see if hidden files are still visible.

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