To view hidden files or hide system files on Windows is quite simple. Readers can see instructions on showing hidden files, see detailed file extensions in this article.
There are many reasons that files or folders on the Windows operating system may be hidden. Maybe it’s because the system defaults so that users don’t mistakenly delete or change them. Or maybe a virus….To display files and folders on Windows, you just need to do a few basic steps.
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Maximize the folder window, in the View tab, select Hidden Items.
In the View tab on the Ribbon, you click the Options option.
On the screen that appears the Folder Options dialog box, click on the View tab and then select the Show hidden files and folders option.
If you want to show Windows system files, you can uncheck the checkbox for the item Hide protected operating system files.
To unhide files on Windows 7 or Vista, simply click Organize on any folder, then select Folder and Search Options.
Click on the View tab, then select Show hidden files and folders in the list of options.
If you want to show the folder on Windows, you can uncheck the checkbox under Hide protected operating system files.
Once done, click OK to save the changes.