How To Show Hidden Files in Windows 10

By | September 3, 2018

By default system files (and some other maybe) are hidden on your computer in the Windows 10 OS.
This has the meaning to keep others out from making any harmful changes to the system.
But you can easily see all the hidden folders with a couple of clicks.

Keep in mind that anybody who has administrator rights can change these settings, and thus delete the hidden files.

This tutorial will show you how to show hidden files in Windows 10.

A video tutorial is available at the bottom of the post.

Step 1

Click on the Windows icon at the bottom left of your screen.
Type ‘folder’.
Now you will see a match that says ‘Show hidden files and folders’, click on it.

Show Hidden Files Step 1

Step 2

An options window will pop up.
In the ‘Hidden files and folders’ section, check the radio button that says ‘Show hidden files, foldders, and drives’.
Then click on the ‘OK’ button.

Step 3

Now all hidden folder on your computer should be visible.
You can tell the difference with that and a normal folder by the icon.
A hidden folder icon has a lighter color than the normal folder icon.

You now know how to show hidden files in Windows 10.

Video tutorial:


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