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Does CTRL + A in a folder select the hidden items as well? Will copying a folder containing hidden files also copy the hidden files?

These questions pertain to:
Windows Explorer-Win7
Nautilus - Ubuntu
pcmanfm -LXDE

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CTRL + A will not select hidden files if they are not displayed, are then not selected, and therefore they will not be copied.

If you copy a whole folder "from the outside" which contains hidden files, the hidden files will also be copied.

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No, unless the hidden files attribute is open:

Here's how to display hidden files and folders.

  • Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.

  • Click the View tab.

  • Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files, folders, and drives, and then click OK.

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