Does Ctrl+A in a folder select the hidden items as well? Will copying a folder containing hidden files also copy the hidden files?
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- pcmanfm (LXDE)
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No, unless the hidden files display setting is enabled.
Here's how to display hidden files and folders:
No. As others said, Ctrl+A selects only visible content so any hidden or system files won't be selected. In fact in the past if you press Ctrl+A in a folder with hidden items you'll get a warning saying that there are hidden files in that folder
The warning has been removed in later versions of Windows but the behavior retains: You can't select something that you can't see