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BeatWare GetIt: Invisible directories and files

Contributed by: John Barman
This tip is valid for: Both BeOS and Haiku

Opening Invisible Directories

Not all directories on a given server machine are likely to be visible. This is especially true if your are logged on as a guest user. However, if you know the name of an invisible sub-directory, you can open this directory by pressing the Open button with no directory selected. Just enter the name of this directory when prompted. Assuming the directory does exist, you will be placed in this directory just as if it was visible to you.

Transferring Invisible Files

Not all files on a given server machine are likely to be visible. This is especially true if you are logged on as a guest user. However, if you know the name of an invisible file, you can download that file by pressing the Open button with no file selected. Just enter the name of the file when prompted. Assuming the file does exist, the download will proceed as if the file was visible to you

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