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Windows 7 View Hidden Files

Problem

Windows 7 and vista have files that are hidden by default, these files may config files, temp files or various other types of files. Sometimes even users will hide files. Follow the guide below on how to view these hidden files.

Resolution

System files are hidden as they are critical to the function of windows, make sure you have a good backup.

1. Open ” Windows Explorer” window

2. Select “Organize

3.Select “Folder and search options

View Windows 7 Hidden Files And Folders

View Windows 7 Hidden Files And Folders

 

4. Select “View” tab

5. Select “Show hidden files, folders, and drives”

View Windows 7 Hidden Files And Folders

View Windows 7 Hidden Files And Folders

 

6. If you want to show the hidden files and folders on your entire PCr, then select “Apply to Folders” button and apply. If you do not select this option then, you are changing the settings for the current folder only.

7. Click OK to complete

Tags: Hidden Files

Allen White

Allen is a Consultant for ITPS in the North East of England and holds the following accreditations. MCSA, MCSE, MCTS, MCITP, CCA, CCSP, VCP 4,5 and HP ASE, AIS - Network Infrastructure.

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