Show hidden files in windows 10

In this post you will learn about How to show hidden Files windows 10 using CMD is the common method. Learn unique method for show hidden files windows here exclusively.

show hidden files windows
show hidden files windows

 

 

About hidden files

 

Hidden files are a type of file in windows operating system, there are two type, read only which can be viewed and edit, the other one is hidden which cannot be seen unless you tweak some of your settings, and when it is viewable you can change or edit anything in it. Some of the important files are default hidden by the windows operating system and you can also hide some files for safety and security purpose. I will show you how to view or hide files and folder in windows in this post.

How to Show hidden files windows 10?

There are two types of hidden files in windows operating system, one is which you have manually changed the file format to hidden and the other is system protected hidden files and folders, we do not recommend you to edit or do anything with the system protected hidden files as damaging them may result to corruption of your operating system or your computer will brick. You can hide your files and folders easily by going to the settings and click on the hidden option in file type.

Below I have mentioned two methods to view or hide your hidden files in windows 10 operating system. Follow the steps carefully for perfect working method.

 

Method 1 for show hidden files windows

 

  • First of all, scan your whole system and make sure that everything is working and functioning fine in your computer.
  • Now go to the file or folder location where you have the hidden files or go to the directory of which you want to hide your files and folders.
  • Now in the directory click on the view on the menu tab and you will have a small mini options under the menu tab.
  • The second last option is the Show or hide option, click on the option and click on hidden items to view all the hidden files and folders in that directory.

In this method you can only view the hidden files and you cannot hide them again, check the below method to do both.

Method 2 for show hidden files windows

  • First of all, scan your whole system and make sure that everything is working and functioning fine in your computer.
  • Now go to the file or folder location where you have the hidden files or go to the directory of which you want to hide your files and folders.
  • Now in the directory click on the view on the menu tab and you will have a small mini options under the menu tab.
  • The last option is an options menu itself, click it and you will have a new “Folder options” windows opened.
  • Click on the view tab on the menu tabs and you can see the advanced settings, under that you can see a folder like icon with name “Hidden files and folders”.
  • Under that you will have two options, one is to hide the hidden files and the other is to view the hidden files, choose accordingly.

 

These are the two method with which you can see hidden files windows 10. 

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