How To Show Hidden Files And Folders In Microsoft Windows

Here's how to display hidden files and folders.


How To How Hidden Files and Folders In Windows 10

  1. In the search box on the taskbar, type folder, and then select Show hidden files and folders from the search results.

  2. Under Advanced settings, select Show hidden files, folders, and drives, and then select OK.


How To How Hidden Files and Folders In Windows 8.1

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, then select Search (or if you're using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then select Search).

  2. Type folder in the search box, then select Folder Options from the search results.

  3. Select the View tab.

  4. Under Advanced settings, select Show hidden files, folders, and drives, and then select OK.


How To How Hidden Files and Folders In Windows 7

  1. Select the Start button, then select Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization.

  2. Select Folder Options, then select the View tab.

  3. Under Advanced settings, select Show hidden files, folders, and drives, and then select OK.

How To Show or Hide Hidden Files and Folders in Windows Vista

  1. Click or tap on the Start button and then on Control Panel.

  2. Click or tap on the Appearance and Personalization link.

  3. Click or tap on the Folder Options link.

  4. Click or tap on the View tab in the Folder Options window.

  5. In the Advanced settings: section, locate the Hidden files and folders category.

  6. Pick the option you want to apply to Windows Vista.

  7. Do not show hidden files and folders will hide the files and folders with the hidden attribute turned on.

  8. Show hidden files and folders will let you see the hidden files and folders.

  9. Click or tap OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.

  10. You can test to see if hidden files are being shown in Windows Vista by navigating to the C:\ drive. If you see a folder named ProgramData, then you are able to view hidden files and folders.

How To How Hidden Files and Folders In Windows XP

  1. Click on Start > My Computer

  2. On Title bar click on tools and then selct folders option

  3. Then, click on the View tab at the top of the window.

  4. Under Advanced Settings, locate Hidden files and folders. Select Show hidden files and folders just below that.

  5. Click on OK

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