How To Show Hidden Files in Windows 10

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There are times where you might want to view hidden files in Windows. You can easily do that by setting the corresponding option in Windows folder options.

Let’s see how we can do this with a step by step example.

As you can see from the below screenshot, I have a folder (c:\test) in which I can only see one file. However, the folder has another file which is hidden and I want to be able to see it.

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Step 1: Click on the “View” menu and then “Options” in order to access the Folder Options dialog:

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Step 2: In the Folder Options dialog, click on “View”, then “Show hidden files, folders and drives”, then click on “Apply” and “OK”

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That’s it! Now you should be able to see all hidden files!

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Reference: TechHowTos.com (http://www.techhowtos.com)

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Artemakis Artemiou is a Senior SQL Server and Software Architect, Author, and a former Microsoft Data Platform MVP (2009-2018). He has over 15 years of experience in the IT industry in various roles. Artemakis is the founder of SQLNetHub and TechHowTos.com. Artemakis is the creator of the well-known software tools Snippets Generator and DBA Security Advisor. Also, he is the author of many eBooks on SQL Server. Artemakis currently serves as the President of the Cyprus .NET User Group (CDNUG) and the International .NET Association Country Leader for Cyprus (INETA). Artemakis's official website can be found at aartemiou.com.