On my external hard drives Linux keeps putting 2 folders in the uppermost directory called “System Volume Information” and “$RECYCLE.BIN” Is there a way to hide these? One can easily delete them, but every time the computer is restarted or they’re mounted again etc then the folders come back. It’s really no big issue but it is a little irksome.
I can tell, just from the existence of those two directories, that the external HDs are formatted as NTFS and you are sharing with Windows. Linux does not put those directories on, only Windows does, it is part of the way Windows OS uses the partition structure.