Nautilus cannot see hidden files on DVD ROM

Bug #838411 reported by Bob Goddard on 2011-08-31
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nautilus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

refer to ubuntu forums
DVD ROM was bought with a magazine. Windows see hidden files/folder on it. Nautilus does not
1) Description: Ubuntu 11.04 Release: 11.04
2) nautilus:
  Installed: 1:
  Candidate: 1:
  Version table:
 *** 1: 0
        500 natty/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
3) I expected to see the files and folders
4) I could not

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: nautilus 1:
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-11.48-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-11-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Wed Aug 31 22:34:00 2011
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release i386 (20110427.1)
SourcePackage: nautilus
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Bob Goddard (robert-goddard13) wrote :
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Unfortunately, we cannot work on this bug because your description didn't include enough information. You may find it helpful to read "How to report bugs effectively" We'd be grateful if you would then provide a more complete description of the problem.

We have instructions on debugging some types of problems at

At a minimum, we need:
1. the specific steps or actions you took that caused you to encounter the problem,
2. the behavior you expected, and
3. the behavior you actually encountered (in as much detail as possible).

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Does "ls -h" and "gvfs -h" list those files?

Bob Goddard (robert-goddard13) wrote :

1) Actions I took
I opened my dvd drive and inserted the dvd into the drive and closed the tray

2) Behaviour expected
I expected Nautilus to open up and show all the (hundreds of ) files and folders on the dvd.

3) Behaviour encountered
Nautilus only showed 3 files. The "show hidden files" option is enabled in Nautilus
As asked, I opened terminal and browsed to the folder:
ls -h just listed the same three files
gvfs -h said "command not found"

Note that the phenomenon has only been observed with the dvd's that come with the UK magazine "Computer Shopper"

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for nautilus (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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