How To View Hidden Files And Folders In Windows

by on May 19, 2008
in Tips and Tricks, Windows




A while ago, I gave a quick tip on how to hide files or folders in Windows without using any application. Now you do know, that if you hide something and don’t know how to get it back could really get frustrating. So I thought it would be better to do another quick tip and tell how to view the files when we need to.

How To View Hidden Files And Folders In Windows

Follow the steps below and you will be able to view all the files or folders hidden in Windows.

  • Open My Computer (Search, My Documents, or any folder)
  • Go to Tools and select Folder Options.
  • Click the View tab button
  • In Advanced settings, look for Hidden files and folders.
  • Under that, select Show hidden files and folders. [screenshot]
  • Click OK, and close the window.

Now you will be able to view all the hidden files and folders that are in your computer. Once you complete your work, go back to Folder Options > View, select Do not show hidden files and folders to prevent your files and folders from being shown to any one.

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