Show Hidden Files

This document explains how to show the hidden files on your hard drive file system.

Click on the Start (the Windows logo on the taskbar) and select the name of your machine (ex. ADM-W400491).


From that window, click Organize > Folder and Search Options

Click on the View  tab at the top of the window. Under Advanced Settings, locate Hidden files and folders. Select Show hidden files, folders and drives and uncheck Hide empty drives in the Computer folder,  Hide extensions for known file types, and Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)

 You will receive the following pop-up warning. Click Yes.

Click on Apply, then OK. Hidden files will now be shown, but greyed out to indicate that they are a hidden file. You can now use them as you would a regular file. 

Keywords:files, folders, drives, unhide, virus removal, view   Doc ID:40917
Owner:Ken R.Group:UW-Extension and Colleges
Created:2014-06-09 08:50 CDTUpdated:2014-09-24 13:45 CDT
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