How to show up hidden files in windows

How to show up hidden files in windows (For all versions)

Windows provide a feature to hide the files. Also windows itself uses these features to hide the main files of windows. But at times you need to unhide all the files and for that you should know the processs to do it.

Also it is necessary for you to know the process as certain malware/virus/trojan hides themeselves and affect your system. So it is necessary for you to know the process. Kindly look into the process for all version of windows.

Windows 95

To view all files do the following:

  1. Close all programs open.
  2. Open my computer..
  3. Go to view menu and select options.
  4. On the new window select view tab.
  5. Find Show all files radio button and select it
  6. Press ok and now you can see each file.
  7. Done.

Windows 98

Follow these steps:

  1. Exit all programs open.
  2. Open my computer.
  3. Select view menu and click folder options.
  4. In new window select view tab.
  5. Find Show all files radio button and select it.
  6. Press apply and then Ok button and you’r done.
  7. Finish.

Windows ME / Windows 2000

Perform following steps :

  1. Close all programs open.
  2. Open my computer.
  3. Go to tools menu and select folder options.
  4. In new window select view tab.
  5. Under the Hidden files and folders section find Show hidden files and folders and select it.
  6. Press apply and then Ok button and you’r done.

Windows NT

Follow these steps for Windows NT:

  1. Exit all programs.
  2. Open my computer.
  3. Select view menu and click options.
  4. In new window select view tab.
  5. Find Show all files radio button and select it.
  6. Press Ok and you’r done.

Windows XP and Windows 2003

Follow the steps below

  1. Exit all programs open.
  2. Open My computer.
  3. Go to tools menu and select folder options.
  4. In new window select view tab.
  5. Check the box saying “Display the contents of system folders” .
  6. Find Hidden files and folders section and select Show hidden files and folders.
  7. Press the Apply and OK button.
  8. You’r done now

Windows Vista

Follow the underneath steps:

  1. Exit all the programs opened.
  2. Click on the windows start button.
  3. Click on control panel option and open it.
  4. Control panel may be in classic or control panel view:

If you are in the Classic View do the following:
1. Double-click on the Folder Options icon.
2. Click on the View tab.
Go to step 5.

If you are in the Control Panel Home view do the following:
1. Click on the Appearance and Personalization link .
2. Click on Show Hidden Files or Folders.
Go to step 5

5. Find Hidden files and folders section and select Show hidden files and folders.
6. Press apply and then ok button.
7. Finished.

Windows 7

Follow the steps for win 7:

  1. close all open programs.
  2. Click on windows start button.
  3. Click and open control panel from the menu.
  4. Once you are in control panel click Appearance and Personalization link.
  5. You will see folder option category, Under it click on Show Hidden Files or Folders.
  6. Select the radio button labeled Show hidden files, folders, or drives.
  7. Press Apply and then OK.
  8. you can now see hidden files.

Windows 8

Follow the steps to see hidden files.

  1. On windows 8 screen click Control Panel app.
  2. In control panel go down to bottom and click more settings.
  3. Traditional control panel will open, now click on the Appearance and Personalization link.
  4. Find out  Show Hidden Files or Folders under folder category option and click it
  5. Select the radio button labeled Show hidden files, folders, or drives.
  6. Press the Apply and Ok.
  7. Now Windows 8 will show all hidden files.

Windows 10

Go through these steps for win 10

  1. Go to your PC and open any folder.
  2. On the upper left corner you will see File, Home, Sharre and View tabs. Now click on view tab.
  3. In view tab you will find option for show/hide >> hidden items. Check the box before hidden items.
  4. Finish. Now you can see hidden files.

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Hope this tutorial helps you in revealing all hidden files in your system.