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I tried to follow some online tutorials to get my Pi to connect to a hidden network. I used the command:

sudo nano /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

Prompting this:

ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant GROUP=netdev

update_config=1
country=GB

network={
        ssid="insert_your_hidden_SSID_here"
        scan_ssid=1
        psk="insert_your_wifi_password_here"
        key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
}

I ended up creating several wpa_supplicant.conf files as I was a bit confused initially what the process did. enter image description here

I have several of these files and I don't need them anymore. I tried to delete them manually just to see what would happen and I got a permission denied warning. On top of that, I wasn't able to even connect to my hidden network, so I ended up making it visible and connecting to it that way. If anyone has suggestions as to how I can remove the config files, or if I should just leave them be, and how I could properly access hidden networks, I would greatly appreciate it.

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    I cannot "read" the pictures. Please paste text output direct into the question. – Ingo Oct 22 '19 at 8:25
  • You should not play around that section without having a clear info. That could crash you r network interface – Sohan Arafat Oct 24 '19 at 6:25
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To delete restricted files you can use rm in combination with sudo (execute with root rights). So to delete wpa_supplicant.conf you can execute on the command line:

rpi ~$ sudo rm /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

Repeat that with the names of the other files you want to delete. But you need wpa_supplicant.conf to connect to the hidden access point. Just recreate /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf with the content you have shown in the question. That should do.

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It is difficult to see what you have done (post text not illegible pictures) or how you actually created multiple files, but /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf is owned by root.

It can easily be deleted at the command line with

sudo rm /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

See How to set up networking/WiFi for detail of setting up networking.

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