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How to Show Hidden Files and Folders in Windows 10

How to View All Hidden Files and Folders in Windows 10 - There are so many reasons why someone hides files or folders on their computer, for example, because they don't want their personal photos or videos to be seen by others, or have important documents that others don't want to be deleted.

We can hide important files or folders easily through file explorer, you can read the tutorial through this article : How to Hide Files and Folders in Windows 10.

How to Show Hidden Files and Folders in Windows 10

By default, files or folders that have been hidden will not be visible in the file Explorer, so we can't find them. Therefore, we have to display it again so that we can find files or folders that have been hidden before.

In this article, geekswarrior.com will explain how to display files or folders that have been hidden in Windows 10 using the File Explorer.

Display Hidden Files and Folders in Windows 10

The following are easy steps to find files or folders that have been hidden through File Explorer in Windows 10.

1. Please open the File Explorer by pressing the Windows button + E on your keyboard.
2. Navigate to the folder where the hidden files and folders are stored.

For example, I save hidden files and folders in the My Documents folder.

How to Show Hidden Files and Folders in Windows 10
To display hidden files and folders, click the View menu, then check ✅ the Hidden items option, please see the image below for more details.
How to Show Hidden Files and Folders in Windows 10
The result will look like the image below, pay attention to the folder and files that I highlight, those are the files and folder that I hide.
How to Show Hidden Files and Folders in Windows 10
In the image above, it appears that the hidden file looks more transparent than the usual file, if you want to hide it again, you just have to click on the View menu -> then uncheck the Hidden items option.

Display Hidden Files and Folders in Windows 10 Permanently

If you want to display it permanently, right-click on the file or folder you want, and then select the Properties menu.
Then the Properties window will appear as shown below, on the General tab please remove the checkmark on the Hidden option in the Attributes section.

If what you want to display is a folder, and it's not empty, a Confirm Attribute Change window will appear like this, please click the Apply changes to this folder, subfolders and files option.

Now the hidden files and folder have been successfully displayed as before.

In addition to personal files, you can also hide files used by the Windows operating system, to make it safer and other people can not carelessly damage the operating system on your computer.

Well, I hope this tutorial can be useful for you, thanks and see you next time.

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