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