Using Emacs 26.1, I have enabled dired-omit-mode globally with (add-hook 'dired-mode-hook #'dired-omit-mode). When using recover-session, I don't see any files. How to fix this?

Creating a .dir-locals.el containing ((dired-mode (dired-omit-mode))) didn't work.

This bug should be fixed in Emacs 27.1.

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Instead of dired-omit-mode, add a wrapper to dired-mode-hook that checks dired-directory:

(defun my-turn-on-dired-omit-mode ()
  (unless (and auto-save-list-file-prefix
               (string= dired-directory
                        (concat auto-save-list-file-prefix "*")))
(add-hook 'dired-mode-hook #'my-turn-on-dired-omit-mode)
;; (remove-hook 'dired-mode-hook #'dired-omit-mode)
  • 2
    This rather sounds like a bug which you should report with M-x report-emacs-bug
    – phils
    Jun 15, 2019 at 11:44
  • 2
    done (15 chars)
    – Nova
    Jun 15, 2019 at 12:04
  • 1
    More helpful than "(15 chars)" would be: debbugs.gnu.org/36223
    – npostavs
    Jun 15, 2019 at 16:44
  • I didn't know the link before I received the confirmation mail.
    – Nova
    Jun 15, 2019 at 17:11

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