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Unhide folder from hidden in osx

How to unhide the folder? No answer found here
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Completely hide files on Linux

i was wondering if there's a way to prevent a ls -a command to display certain files to certain user/group The criteria could be: if the file is hidden and the user/group has no read access, then ...
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Hidden Files in Linux

In Linux (specifically), what's the difference between making files hidden by adding a "." before the name, or adding a "~" after the name. I know that both work for files, and that only the period ...
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Lost my windows account

I went to Users/myProfile then I right clicked ,went to properties and checked hidden folders then ordered to all sub folders and I waited 3 mins and from then all the subfolders of my profile cannot ...
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Remove hidden content from EMTEC 16GB flash drive

I purchased an inexpensive EMTEC 16GB USB flash drive with the intent to using it for a myriad of purposes (initially, as a start-up to install Windows via Bootcamp) and have been unable to remove the ...
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Strange Folder Called David_Dolinski

Under C:\Users\\AppData\Local there's a folder called David_Dolinski. I have no idea what it is. There's nothing in it. Is it malware or something? And no, my name is not David Dolinski.
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How do I hide a file with AutoIt v3?

Using AutoIt v3, I need to copy a file and have the resulting file (a .dll) be hidden. I tried FileCopy & FileInstall orders but they just make the file visible and not hidden after execution.
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Can a zip file contain hidden files?

In Windows, a file can have an attribute marking it as hidden. In linux, a file's permissions can be set so that some users can not read/write the file (making it somewhat hidden to some users). Can ...
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What is the file name + extension for a file with a period as the first character (example: .txt)?

I'm trying to find an authoritative answer on this matter, but it's difficult. Wikipedia kind of dances around the issue but isn't explicit enough. For .txt (to use an example), is the base name ...
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Music files hidden on external drive

Music files are now hidden on external drive on Windows XP. All folders are there, some with album art but no music files. They are visible on iTunes, but cannot see them on my computer. I have ...
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What is this hidden directory doing on my Desktop?

On my Mac I just encountered a hidden directory on my desktop. I don't recall putting it there. When I type ls -la in Terminal on the desktop I get the following: The last folder is what triggered ...
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50GB missing from Hard Drive but no files can be seen or found

I have a Mac laptop and a Win desktop. I wanted to backup data from my Mac to my Win Hard Drive so I connected my hard drive through an external case and connected it via USB to my Mac. I copied 40GB ...
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What all can make file invisible under windows

Recently, I've installed an alarm application, Citrus Alarm Clock. Since it has a bit awkward alarm managmenent and I needed to clone some settings, I began to seek where the settings are actually ...
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External HDD is not accessible after using on TV [duplicate]

I cannot see any files on my external hard drive after using on TV. I have already posted details in this post. I can repair some files using recovery software, but I would like to know a reason of ...
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External drive has strange files “_*” appearing - culprit is maybe rsync or SMB access?

I'm using rsync to back up folders from my iMac to a WD MyBook and the process seems to leave files such as these: _0O1MN~H.MP4 _2C0X2~3.AVI _ALLYW~B.SRT _VUC69~7 The last one is the most ...
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How to delete a folder that is hidden and has no long and no short name

How do I delete in Windows Vista a folder that is hidden and has no "long name", and has no "short name" either. Note that I've already tried to get the short name so I could rename and delete using ...
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Hidden files do not display on brand new user accounts?

I just did a fresh install of Windows 7 and my first user account works fine. However, when I create a new user account And go into Windows Explorer / Organize / Folder and search options / View / ...
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Windows Command line: Unset hidden and system attributes for all hidden files

If you want to make in command line in windows all files and directories non-hidden attrib -s -h * will not work.
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How to automatically hide files put in a specific folder?

How should I go about automatically hiding files that I paste/drop in a folder, for example C:\test\ ? I thought about creating a batch file or using a program which runs continuously on the desktop ...
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Hide files in unix without changing their name (adding the dot) so that scripts that use them still work [duplicate]

Short version: I want to be able to prevent certain files from appearing in the output of ls, without adding the dot, and thus changing their names. Long version: Recently, I moved a bunch of scripts ...
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OSX: Can't remove or hide 'filename'.extension/zone.identifier

Okay I got one for you guys. I am using OS X Mountain Lion, with a Windows 7 partition in Bootcamp. In Windows 7, I used Paragon to be able to write to my HFS partition, where my home folder in OSX is ...
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Hide Apple hidden files on a Windows system

I am connected to a network share for Mac and PC users. There are always .AppleDouble folders as well as several _VUC69~7 type files spread through the main directory structure. Is there a way to ...
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Hide files without attributes

How can I hide files without using the file attributes? I use BitTorrent Sync to synchronize a desktop, but this creates a few files and a folder I don't want to see. I managed to hide most of ...
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User RECYCLER folders have thousands of hidden files

We have a "Users" folder that is the root of all user files and network profiles. I used a directory size utility (WinDirStat) to find the largest user folders and stumbled upon a strange and ...
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Make hidden files visible with McAfee in Windows 7

I use Windows 7 and I set Windows to show all kind of hidden files. It was fine until I installed McAfee Virus Scan which makes hidden files invisible after log off. Changing settings from Folder ...
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Finding hidden files in Windows Server 2008 R2

I'm trying to locate only the hidden files in a given subtree of the file system. The search box in Windows Explorer has facilities for tags like Date Modified: or Size: Is there a similar tag ...
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Does a ctrl+a in a folder select the hidden items as well?

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 - ...
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photos in windows 8 not accessible from start screen?

I'm working on a new Windows 8 enabled laptop that my co-worker recently purchased. about twenty minutes ago he e-mailed himself a picture from our main server however the picture is not showing up in ...
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Specify new patterns for hidden files

Is it possible to specify a new pattern to match files and folders I wish to hide from an OS's file manager (Explorer, Finder, etc.)? When using some editors (in my case Emacs), automatic backups ...
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Why is Gparted showing space used when drive is empty running Ubuntu 12.1

I need help understanding why GParted is still showing space used on a hard drive. I am moving files from a hard drive that I normally have connected to NAS device. The hard drive is connected to ...
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Thousands of hidden .xyz files found on desktop of Mac OS X Server 10.7.5, what is this file?

I turned on visibility of hidden files, through the terminal command, to do some easy work in Finder on a Mac OS X server. Once I did this I found that there was thousands of (literally) .xyz files on ...
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How can I search within hidden files and folders in Windows 7/8?

How can I search in hidden files and folders in windows 7 and 8?
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How to make ls command not show Icon? files?

I have a folder (say, Downloads) with a custom icon. When I execute cd Downloads and then ls, it displays Icon? Subfolder1 Subfolder2 How can I make the ls command skip (thus not showing) ...
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Do hidden files copied onto a USB from Windows 7 appear as hidden in OS X?

Do hidden files copied onto a USB drive from Windows 7 appear as hidden in OS X? Or does OS X show them as visible?
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Desktop.ini Issues/Confusion

BACKSTORY: I was out of town for a while and I forgot to turn my computer off. When I came back I saw that a desktop.ini file was on my desktop (using Windows 7). I thought that was odd because I knew ...
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Why I am not getting prompt while copying hidden files in Windows 7?

Whenever I copy files on my OS Windows 7, I usually not get prompt about hidden files as in windows XP. The problem I have that I need to check whether hidden files get copied or not each time by ...
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Can't hide certain folders in Windows 7

I am trying to hide the following folders: Searches, My Videos, Favorites, and Desktop within my User Folder (Tamara). The problem is that I am not able to make them hide within that left pane that ...
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My user information was deleted [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Undo an “rm -rf ~” command? So I made a stupid error, I did a sudo rm -rf of my ~/ directory. I wasn't thinking of the hidden files in there. Now instead of showing what ...
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Disable Windows 7 for hidden files and folder search

I want to hide all my important folders. Fortunately I did that, but the biggest loophole here is anyone can find my files using their names in search. So if my folder is not visible, anyone can ...
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How does the SpyEye trojan hide itself, and can it be done by modifying file system entries? [closed]

I've looked into the FAT file system, trying to find a way to make a directory hidden from view of the user. This has been done with malware previously, so it should be possible. The SpyEye trojan ...
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Suspicious .nyiyeverc file in my home directory

I found a suspicious hidden file on my Mac (a ppc powerbook running 10.4.11) when cleaning house recently. It's an 8 kb Unix executable file named ".nyiyeverc" sitting in my home directory (~/).I ...
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FOR command cannot see hidden files

I’m struggling with one of the most frustrating bugs I’ve ever come across. Bug description:   The for command of the command-interpreter cannot see hidden files. Reproduction steps: Create a ...
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Recovering files that do not appear in the Recycle Bin, but are in the $Recycle.bin folder on external drive

Problem: I have an NTFS external drive with a $Recycle.bin folder on the root (E:\$Recycle.bin) that has about 70Gb worth of data. For whatever reason, the folder is no longer a hidden system folder, ...
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Unable to see the files hidden by a batch script

If I hide a file using command attrib +s +h file.txt. Then set the option 'view hidden files' in Windows 7, but it is not possible to see file.txt. Why can't I see the files hidden by the batch ...
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Windows 7 C: drive is full, but folders don't add up

I'm baffled. My C: Drive is showing up as almost full at 127GB out of a 138GB hard drive capacity. However, when I add up all the folders, they only add up to 73GB. That's a whole whopping 54GB ...
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Some files in C:\ hidden even though hidden attribute is not set, how to identify them?

I found this on a Windows XP machine and as well as a Windows 7 machine. That is certain files in C drive (not anywhere else yet), are hidden, though their hidden attribute is false (or unchecked). ...
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Making a file hidden in OS X but visible in Windows, and vice versa

My company makes a software program that runs on both Windows and Mac. While the main program executable and a few other files are different for the Windows version vs. the Mac version, the vast ...
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Create .zip's on OS X without the “extra” MacOS files (like .DS_Store, MACOSX folder, etc) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Compressing folders on a mac, without the .DS_Store OS X includes undesired, "extra" files when creating .zip's of folders that look poor in Windows & Linux. How to ...
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Unhide files that start with a dot on Linux

I was looking into a folder where I normally store data that I've unpacked and found that some files I thought were lost were actually in a folder that started with a .. Using Nautilus the folder was ...
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Why doesn't DIR show C:\Users\Yours Truly\AppData?

[Pardon the Windows-noob question!] It often happens that the paths I can read off the Windows Explorer GUI do not correspond to anything I can see with DIR (in the CMD command line). For example, ...