I generally use the program " GNOME Commander" to view/ copy/ modify - etc these hidden files.
Since the introduction of Crossover V9 from Codeweavers, I have had some good success's
in running various M$ based software under Mint / Ubuntu & other Debian O/Ss.
There are many clones of the venerable 'Norton Commander' of which GNOME Commander is one,
Total Commander is another, Midnight Commander is another & also is available under 'nix.
I use GNOME Commander, quite a bit, as it is better than 'BSC' which is also available under 'nix.
bsc (BeeSoft Commander) is a graphical file manager (similar to the midnight
commander) that displays two directories at once for easier copying and moving
GNOME Commander is a fast and powerful graphical filemanager for the GNOME
desktop environment, it has a "two-pane" interface in the tradition of
Norton and Midnight Commander.