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Old 07-07-2008, 04:53 AM   #1
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Hide dots file with (wIn) Explorer on mounted Linux volumes


hi there.. when I work on WinXP I mount linux ext3 volumes where hidden files are obviously those starting with a dot.
Does anyone know how to instruct Explorer on windows to hide them as well?? Is there any ini file or whatsoever it can be changed??

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Old 07-07-2008, 05:12 AM   #2
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Hi,

you give not much information about how you do the mounting... I assume, you use a samba server on linux side. If so, you can add
Code:
hide dot files = yes
to the share definition.

Share section in your smb.conf start with
Code:
[SHARENAME]
and last until next occurence of
Code:
[NEXTSHARENAME]
. Place above mentioned configuration line somewhere between.
Don't forget to reload the Samba server.

Clemente
 
Old 07-07-2008, 05:39 AM   #3
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If you don't use samba shares, I highly recommend Ext2IFS to mount linux partitions. Since version 1.11 it supports hidden dot files automatically.
 
Old 07-07-2008, 06:23 AM   #4
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If you don't use samba shares, I highly recommend Ext2IFS to mount linux partitions. Since version 1.11 it supports hidden dot files automatically.
That's what I use. But it doesn't hide dotted files, and I didn't saw any option on such aspect.

EDITED:
It's stupid I am.. it was already marketed as hidden files, just got the option to not hide them in explorer.. never used hidden files on windows
Thank you for the hit...

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Old 03-30-2009, 07:18 AM   #5
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That's what I use. But it doesn't hide dotted files, and I didn't saw any option on such aspect.

EDITED:
It's stupid I am.. it was already marketed as hidden files, just got the option to not hide them in explorer.. never used hidden files on windows
Thank you for the hit...
Oohhh, thanks for that

Was having the same problem after setting my NFS linux home dir as "My Documents". I did not know that Windows uses the . to make files hidden!

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