Show Hidden Files in Nautilus

The default file browser in Ubuntu is Nautilus.

Any file or folder that has a full stop (‘period’ to our trans-Atlantic cousins) as the first character of its name is considered to be a hidden or system file or folder and they do not show up in Nautilus.

To make hidden files and folders appear in Nautilus, type Ctrl+H

To make Nautilus ignore them again, type Ctrl+H once more.

Normal Folder View
The usual view of files and folders
View with Ctrl+H
Ctrl+H reveals Hidden Files and Folders
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