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Old 01-15-2013, 12:37 AM   #1
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LinuxMint File Manager


A LinuxMint question. The file manager hides files. It had an option of show the hidden files, but the next time I go looking for the files/directories, they are hidden again.

Windows have a option to show the hidden files and once you make that choice it's set. They are no longer hidden. What is the problem with this file manager? Or am I missing something?

I know Win7 isn't LinuxMint, but hidden is hidden or do I have to install a different file manager?

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Old 01-15-2013, 12:48 AM   #2
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Don't use the file-manager of Mint (you don't state which DE you use), but most graphical file-managers on Linux toggle showing hidden files with the key combination Ctrl+h.
 
Old 01-15-2013, 01:15 AM   #3
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Don't use the file-manager of Mint (you don't state which DE you use), but most graphical file-managers on Linux toggle showing hidden files with the key combination Ctrl+h.
DE?
If I know what that was I'd provide it?
Can you give me an example of a DE?

Can you provide a suggestion of a good File Manager?
And how would I download it? Use the Synaptic Package Manager?
If so, what is the search word/name?

PS: I tried to affix a smile, but your smiles seem to have a trick to them. All I got was a URL that previewed as a URL. What did I do wrong?

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Old 01-15-2013, 01:19 AM   #4
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Hi,

DE stands for Desktop Environment, for example Gnome, KDE, Xfce, ...

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 01-15-2013, 01:26 AM   #5
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Hi,

DE stands for Desktop Environment, for example Gnome, KDE, Xfce, ...

Kind regards,

Eric
Thank Eric. How do I determine the DE? Is there a Terminal command that can tell me or is it printed somewhere in the DE. I have not changed it, so I don't know what it is. My signature contains all the info the I have.
 
Old 01-15-2013, 01:30 AM   #6
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Hello,

If I can take your signature for it, you're using the Cinnamon desktop environment. I don't know Cinnamon nor do I know which file manager it uses but if you have it open you should have an option Preferences, most likely in the Edit menu of the file manager. Normally there you can change the default view to always show the hidden files.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 01-15-2013, 01:45 AM   #7
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Hello,

If I can take your signature for it, you're using the Cinnamon desktop environment. I don't know Cinnamon nor do I know which file manager it uses but if you have it open you should have an option Preferences, most likely in the Edit menu of the file manager. Normally there you can change the default view to always show the hidden files.

Kind regards,

Eric
Eric, you are the man. Edit > Preferences
A check mark option. Praise the Lord, I can see!
 
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Hi,

Great! Glad you got it working and you can now see the light . If you consider your problem solved please mark the thread as such. Have fun with Linux.

Kind regards,

Eric

Last edited by EricTRA; 01-15-2013 at 01:48 AM. Reason: Already marked as solved, thanks!
 
  


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