Jul 29, 2015

How to locate hidden files in Windows 7?

How can I find hidden files in Windows 7?
There is only one way to do it, Select the option Show hidden files from folder options and then search for the files using the start search box.
1. Click Start.
2. Type "search" in start search box.
3. click "Change search options for files and folders".
4. Now, Click on View tab .
5. Under View,
Select the radio button labeled Show hidden files, folders, and drives
Remove the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide extensions for known file types.
Remove the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide protected operating system files.
6. Click on Apply and Ok.
jimlynch is on point, there's another way to do it which I find faster through Windows Explorer. Click "Organize" in the top bar > "Folder and search options" > select the "View" tab >select "Show hidden files, folders, and drives-ON"
"Follow these steps to display hidden files and folders.

Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, and then click OK."

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