posted on Nov, 17 2005 @ 11:09 PM
Can't help you much on the USB part as I don't own any ZIP drive.
All file names beginning with a dot "." are hidden in the file manager. To view those files, click the View menu then check Show Hidden Objects.
Now file manager display all the same files as listed by "ls -al" command in Terminal window, except the first one named "." which correspond to
the current folder you're in, so the manager still think it's hidden but it's okay.
See screenshot, click thumbnail to view full size image.