How To Show Hidden Files in Windows Explorer

In order to get at certain folders and files within Windows you will need to show hidden files and folders.

In Windows XP:

Open My Computer and click on Tools > Folder Options > Click on the View tab > and select Show Hidden Files and Folders

Show Hidden Files and Folders XP

On Windows Vista/ 7:

Same process just a different naming convention.

Computer > Organize > Folder and Search Options > View Tab > Check ‘Show Hidden Files and Folders

Show Hidden Files Vista


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