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Tutorials | How to show Hidden Files

Publish date: 17:49 Thursday, 28th July 2005
Written by: MishY
Audience intended for: Windows XP Users, Windows ME Users, Windows 98 Users, Windows 95 Users, Windows 2000 Users
Category: Computer Basics

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Windows 95 UsersHow to show Hidden Files

  1. Open My Computer
  2. Select the View menu and click Options
  3. Select the View Tab
  4. Select the Show all files Radio Button
  5. Click OK

Windows 98 UsersHow to show Hidden Files

  1. Open My Computer
  2. Select the View menu and click Folder Options
  3. Select the View Tab
  4. In the Hidden files section select Show all files
  5. Click OK

Windows ME UsersHow to show Hidden Files

  1. Open My Computer
  2. Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options
  3. Select the View Tab
  4. Under the Hidden files and folders heading select Show hidden files and folders
  5. Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option
  6. Click Yes to confirm
  7. Click OK
  8. Click Start, Programs and Accessories and open Windows Explorer
  9. Select a hard drive from the left hand side of the Windows Explorer window
  10. Select View the Entire contents of this drive

Windows 2000 UsersHow to show Hidden Files

  1. Open My Computer
  2. Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options
  3. Select the View Tab
  4. Under the Hidden files and folders heading select Show hidden files and folders
  5. Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option
  6. Click Yes to confirm
  7. Click OK

Windows XP UsersHow to show Hidden Files

  1. Click Start
  2. Open My Computer
  3. Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options
  4. Select the View Tab
  5. Under the Hidden files and folders heading select Show hidden files and folders
  6. Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option
  7. Click Yes to confirm
  8. Click OK

 

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