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Hidden Files

Monday, November 15th, 2004 by | Filed Under: File & Disk Management
 
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Hidden Files

Windows is keeping something from you. It’s for your own good that Hidden Files exist, but should you ever need to access them, then this tip is for you!

In Windows XP it’s as simple as opening the folder in question and going to Tools>Folder Options. Once there, click the View tab and select the little dot next to Show Hidden Files. That oughta do it! The process for Windows Vista is a little different, however. In this case, we go to straight to the Control Panel and click Folder Options. Once again, select the View tab and select Show Hidden Files. You’ll be able to discern the Hidden Files from regular ones because they will be grayed out.

I must warn against messing about with Hidden Files, though. Most contain important system related information and should not be deleted. If you know what you’re doing, though, don’t let me stop you! :)

I hope this helps!

~Andrew

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