How to Show Hidden Files And Folders on Windows 10

Hidden files, folders, and drives do not show by default in Windows. This protects important files from being deleted so that the system isn’t damaged.  You may need to view a hidden file in Windows 10 for many reasons.

How to Show Hidden Files And Folders on Windows 10

Follow these steps to show hidden files.

This option is easily accessible in File Explorer on Windows 8 and 10.

Open File Explorer on Windows 10 and click the “View” tab.

in the ribbon at the top and click the “Show/Hide” box.

Then select the “Hidden items” checkbox to show the hidden files.

How to Show Hidden Files And Folders on Windows 10

Alternatively, you can show hidden files via the Folder Options in Windows.

Click the “File” button on Windows Explorer’s toolbar and and then select “Options” to open the Folder Options.

How to Show Hidden Files And Folders on Windows 10

Open the View tab and select the Show hidden files, folders, and drives option and choose OK to confirm.

How to Show Hidden Files And Folders on Windows 10

Ok. That’s all. If you need to hide the files again, remove the checkmark in the “Show/hide” menu or change the setting in the Folder Options.

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