Does ctrl+A in a folder select the hidden items as well? Will copying a folder containing hidden files also copy the hidden files?
This question pertain to:
- Windows Explorer (Windows 7)
- Nautilus (Ubuntu)
- pcmanfm (LXDE)
In Windows ctrl+A will not select hidden files if they are not displayed 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.
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.