How to View Hidden and System Files and Folders in Vista

Posted July 31, 2006 by Hack_Vista in Microsoft Vista

In Vista, you can find the files and folders on your system that are hidden. This tutorial explains the steps needed to accomplish this.

The method that you use to see your hidden files and system files in Vista is not much different from XP. Here are the step-by-step directions. Remember that system files are hidden for a reason. Do not try to delete files if you do not know what they are.

1. Click the round blue Start icon in the left corner.
2. Click Control Panel.
3. Click Folder Options.
4. Click the View tab.
5. Click Show hidden files and folders.
6. If you want to see system files as well, unclick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended).
7. Click OK.

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