Showing Hidden Files and Folders

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To show hidden files and folders, follow the instructions below.

Windows 10
  1. Click Start.
  2. Type Show hidden files and press Enter.
  3. Select Show hidden files, folders, and drives.
  4. Click OK.
Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8
  1. Click Start (Windows Key + Q in Windows 8).
  2. Click Control Panel.
    1. In category view, click Appearance and Personalization then Folder Options.
    2. In icon view, click Folder Options.
  3. Select the View tab.
  4. Select Show hidden files, folders, and drives.
  5. Click Apply, then click OK.
Windows XP
  1. Click Start.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Appearance and Themes then Folder Options.
  4. Select the View tab.
  5. Select Show hidden files, folders, and drives.
  6. Click Apply, then click OK.

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