[ubuntu-uk] Deleted files showing in some dialogue boxes

Simon Wears munkyjunky at googlemail.com
Wed Apr 1 21:19:44 BST 2009


Those are backup files. To get to them in Nautilus, browse to the folder
they're in (for example /home/Dianne/Documents/ ) and press Ctrl + H. This
shows hidden files and folders. From there, you can just delete the
files,then press ctrl + H again to hide hidden files and folders. If you
don't hide them again, you'll find a lot of extra (configuration) folders in
your Home directory.

Hope that helps!

2009/4/1 Dianne Reuby <pramclub at yahoo.co.uk>

> I'm finding more and more files that have duplicates - presumably backup
> files, as they have a tilde in the file name. For example, index.html
> and index.htm~
> They don't show in Nautilus, but they do show in dialogue boxes such as
> "open file", and in programs such as Filezilla.
> I'm running 8.10, I've been looking at both OS and program preferences,
> but I can't solve this. It only seems to have started recently, but it
> is a pain especially if I want to select a block of files.
> Any advice welcome - thanks!
> Dianne
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