Enable Show Hidden Files and Folders in Windows

Posted by Muhammed Posted on Friday, March 16, 2012

By default Windows Operating System will hide some important files from the view to keep uses from deleting or modify such files.

To Enable Show Hidden Files and Folders follow the steps

1. Open "Folder Options"  

For Windows XP, Open any folder and Click on the Tools and select Folder Options from the
menu bar

For Windows 7 and Vista, click on the Organize button in any folder, and then select “Folder and
Search Options” from the menu.

2. Click the View tab, and then you should select “Show hidden files and folders” in the list.

3.  Remove the checkbox from "Hide extensions for known files types" and “Hide protected
operating system files” as well.

4. Then Apply and Ok

Folder Options