How to show hidden files and folders on Windows

Last updated on May 8th, 2017 at 01:56 pm

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Knowing how to show hidden files and folders on Windows, it can always come in handy, especially in those situations where you have to edit some files, but you can not find them..

The operating systems, tend to to hidden system files in order to prevent an inexperienced user can modify them, compromising the use of the whole system.

 

How to show hidden files and folders on Windows 8, 10

Step 1. Open File Explorer in any position

How to show hidden files and folders on Windows - Open File Explorer

 

Step 2. Enable the flag to show hidden items

From the main menu at the top, select the View, then enable Hidden items
enable hidden items

 

 

How to show hidden files and folders on Windows 7

Step 1. Open File Explorer in any position

Open File Explorer to any location in Windows 7

 

Step 2. Open folders Options

From the main menu at the top, go to Organize, then folders and Search Options.
open folders options

 

Step 3. Enable to show hidden items

Move the Show tab, then scroll down and select the Show hidden folders, files and units.
enables the show hidden files and folders

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