I have lots of stuff in one folder and I want my Desktop to be clean. Is their a way I can still have the folder that has all my stuff in but not have it on my desktop or USB. I still want to easily access the folder but not on my desktop. Can someone help me or is this impossible?

  • If you don't want files on your desktop, put them some place else. What is the problem? – Dmitry Grigoryev Oct 26 '16 at 14:55

You can move it to your Documents folder in the File Manager or you can use MV on a command line.

Hope this helps!




Depends on the Desktop you are using.

If the directory name starts with a . it may not be displayed.

So if the directory is called fred rename it .fred

  • uhhhh im using LXDE – Kyle Oct 26 '16 at 12:26
  • I don't use a screen on the Pi and have no idea if naming the directory with an initial dot will work or not with LXDE. – joan Oct 26 '16 at 13:20

So if the file/folder is in the home folder, I think you have to do it in terminal. On desktop you can do it by right clicking it, rename, and rename it with a . Before the name.

(I go from Programs to .Programs)

In terminal it's a bit more complicated.

You have to do:

sudo mv /home/[yourusername]/[yourfile/folder] /home/[yourusername]/.fileorfolderhere

don't worry. I had the same question once.

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