Sf Data Privacy Copy

Want to hide sensitive files and folders from your Linux desktop file manager? Learn about one method for doing this in a helpful tutorial.


You probably already know the traditional method of hiding files on the Linux command line. If not, any file that begins with a . will not be seen with the ls command, unless you add the -a option. Those same files and directories will be hidden from the file manager unless you explicitly tell the file manager to show those secreted files.

This is a handy way to hide sensitive information (such as app configurations and the like) away from prying eyes. Although not truly a means to security, it shouldn't be overlooked as an additional layer.