Reveal Hidden Files and Folders

How to Reveal Hidden Files and Folders

The reveal Hidden Files and Folders interface changed between Windows 7 and Windows 8, making it easier to use and quickly accessible. If you are still using Windows 7 or Windows XP please refer to the second set of instructions provided below.

For Windows 10 and Windows 8:

  1. Open the file explorer.
  2. Click on the view tab.
  3. Tick off the box next to hidden itemshidden-files

For earlier versions of Windows:

  1. Firstly, open any folder on your PC and press Alt from your keyboard. A menu should appear at the top of the folder.
  2. In that menu, select Tools.
  3. Now go to Folder Options and click on the View
  4. Scroll down until you reach Show Hidden files, folders and drives. Check that option and click on OK.


After doing this, any hidden documents, folders and drivers should now be visible to you. Since many unwanted and harmful programs might attempt to hide themselves like that, it is often required that you follow these steps in order to be able to find the undesired programs and files.


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