I use multiple HDDs with NTFS partitions for my data, because I still use Windows and of course need to access my data also from Windows.
My question is how to hide these ugly system files and folders in Linux, particularly in Krusader (Krusader seems to be the best file manager on Linux, which I found so far).
According to my Google search, I tried to create a file .hidden and added there some of the system folders like
System Volume Information
But alas, it doesn’t have the desired effect. When I toggle the “Show Hidden Files” in Krusader, it only hides the file .hidden, but nothing else. Is it a bug in Krusader or should I specify something else in the .hidden file?
Windows uses a file attribute to hide files (and folders), whereas Linux uses its name : by convention, all files starting with a point is considered hidden.
So, in order to hide Windows system files on Linux, you would need to rename them… which is likely a terrible idea.
It seems indeed that nautilus (GNOME) has included this feature for years, and that thunar (Xfce) and dolphin (KDE) may have integrated it too.
Although this is still file browser specific, and thus currently not standard.