Show Hidden Files in Windows 10

Edited by Lukward Thomason, Alexander Avdeev, Eng

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Steps

  1. 1
    Let's go ahead and create a new text document
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    It does not matter what we name it.
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  2. 2
    We hide the file
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    We click "Properties".
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  3. 3
    We click "Hidden"
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    The file will disappear. We can make it appear again.
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  4. 4
    To make the file reappear, we need to right-click the lower-left corner of the screen
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    Then, we click "Control Panel"
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    When the "Control Panel" window opens, we click "Appearance and Personalization"
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    Now, we need to click "File Explorer Options"
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    We click "View"
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  9. 9
    We need to find "Hidden files and folders"
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    In this case, it is set to "Don't show hidden files, folders, or drives".
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    We need to click "Show hidden files, folders, and drives"
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    We click "OK"
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    In this video, the "New Text Document" file will appear on the desktop. The file icon is transparent, which means that it is hidden.
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Video: Show Hidden Files in Windows 10

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Categories : Windows

Recent edits by: Alexander Avdeev, Lukward Thomason

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