Windows 7: How Do I View View Hidden System Files, Folders, and Drives?

   Posted by David Kirk in Windows 7

Many of the expert tweaks and function in Windows 7 require viewing and manipulating the hidden system files and folders.


Remember that system files are hidden for a reason. Editing or deleting these files can cause your system to crash. Be cautious.

1. Open a Windows Explorer window
2. Select Organize
3. Click Folder and search options

selecting folder options in windows 7

4. Click View tab

5. Select Show hidden files, folders, and drives

click view hidden system files in windows 7

6. If you want to show expose the hidden files and folders on your entire computer, then click Apply to Folders button and confirm. If you don’t click this, you are changing the settings for the current folder only.

7. Click OK to complete

 

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4 Responses to “Windows 7: How Do I View View Hidden System Files, Folders, and Drives?”

  1. August 28, 2012 at 2:14 am, mushtaq said:

    thanks a lot. my problem got solved.

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  2. September 29, 2012 at 3:38 pm, sumi said:

    had the same doubts, now i think its laughable ( my anxiety). Thanks

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  3. January 24, 2013 at 10:26 am, akshat said:

    thank you sooo much :)

    Reply

  4. November 01, 2013 at 1:49 pm, jaweed said:

    Thanks mate. (windows 8)

    Reply

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