Reveal hidden files and folders in Windows

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 posted by CSch

Windows hides certain files and folders by default to prevent the unexperienced users from messing with them.  In some situations however it is necessary to view them, e.g. to backup some data from the hidden App Data folder.

So to make hidden files visible, open the Control Center and head to Appearance and PersonalizationFolder Options. Open the View tab and under Advanced Settings check the Show hidden files, folders and drives checkbox. Confirm with Apply or OK and every hidden file and folder will be visible as transparent item in the explorer from now on.

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One Response to “Reveal hidden files and folders in Windows”

  1. Kevin Ed says:

    Nice post, can you publish step by step by inserting screetshot?

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