[Wine] Re: .wine invisible
wineforum-user at winehq.org
Sat Jul 3 03:43:14 CDT 2010
Once you have shown the invisible files (CTRL+H in Nautilus or View==>Show Hidden Files in Nautilus or Konqueror), you can also make a "shortcut" (symbolic link) to the hidden folder in your /home folder, name it "wine" or whatever your prefix name is, without the dot, so that the link itself is not hidden. The removal of the dot from the name of the link has the additional benefit that it gives the link a different name from the source file/folder (~/wine as opposed to ~/.wine) so it is allowed to be in the same folder as the source.
When you next open the file manager and it returns to its default behaviour (which is to not show hidden files), you will still be able to see the symbolic link and use it as if the .wine folder was visible, without having to unhide hidden files every time (or permanently).
It's mildly annoying to remember to do for every Wine prefix when you create a new prefix (and it's recommended to create a new prefix for every application you install), but it's worth the trouble when you can easily get to your .wine or other dot-folders without having to clog up your view with all of the dot-folders you don't commonly (or ever) actually edit or view the contents of.
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