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  1. #1

    So I when I create files in Home they are invisible

    i was installing gnome and i placed .themes file into my home and it says another file with this name is created,and i cant make .themes file anywhere help?
    the theme file is not visible
    Last edited by N64Cam; 03-14-2012 at 02:10 AM. Reason: Correct my question

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    Hello, welcome to the forums.

    Preceding a file or folder name with a period tells Linux you want those files or folders to be invisible, or hidden.
    You can choose show hidden files from the options menu in your file browser and these files/folders will display.

    Hope this helps.

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    Hello and Welcome!

    Two ways to see if that file exists.
    First, open a terminal and do:
    ls -al
    This should list all files and folders, including hidden ones. It will also show the current permissions for them.

    Second, you can view them in a file manager such as as Nautilus or Konqueror. When you open up to your /home folder, hit Ctrl + h to show hidden items. From there you should be able to right-click on an item and check permissions, as well.

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    Thanks you both for helping me .. ;D

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