Ubuntu – How to show hidden folders in File Manager (Nautilus) on Ubuntu


How do you show a hidden folder (whose name starts with .) in File Manager a.k.a. Nautilus on Ubuntu? I am somewhat new to Ubuntu and can't seem to find the "view" menu.

Best Answer

  • Ubuntu 17.10 and earlier

    Maximize the folder.

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

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    Or by pressing ctrl + H.

    For permanently showing hidden files, you can go to the Edit>Preferences menu item as shown below:


    With the terminal you should:

    cd /path-of-directory 
    ls -a 
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