We have a Windows domain with a few Macs connected. They can see the network shares no problem but there are some directories where the name begins with a full stop. The Macs cannot see these for some reason.
Does anyone know why?
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File/Directory names beginning with
. are treated as hidden in macOS and are not displayed in Finder by default.
To view hidden items, invoke the Finder keyboard shortcut, ⌘ + Shift + .. This key combination toggles the display of hidden items in Finder, thus re-invoking it will hide the display of hidden items.
When using a Non-Apple/PC keyboard, the key equivalent to ⌘ is Window key. (This key is generally referred to as Meta key).