Show Protected Operating System Files in Windows 10

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    The first thing that we need to do is 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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    In "Appearance and Personalization", we need to click "File Explorer Options"
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    We click the "View" tab
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    We scroll down to find "Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)"
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    It is recommended for us to hide the protected files so that we do not alter or delete them by accident, as it will ruin the operating system.
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    If we are sure that we know what we are doing, we can simply uncheck "Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)"
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    Then, we need to click "Yes"
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    Then, we click "OK"
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    In this video, two files will appear on the desktop. Those are "desktop.ini" files.
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Recent edits by: Alexander Avdeev, Lukward Thomason

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