Hi, you're watching VisiHow. This is a tutorial on how to show hidden files and folders on Windows 8 computers. For the sake of the tutorial, we have specifically hidden two files. One of them is a text file, and the second one is a folder. To make them visible, we will need to go to the Control Panel. There are several ways to access it, but one of these is to go to the start menu.
If the Control Panel is on the start menu, click on it
For this demonstration, ours is among the apps on the left-hand side, in a medium-blue box labeled "Control Panel". If it is not in this menu, click the downward-pointing arrow in the lower-left corner of the screen.