We’ve talked about hidden files  before, right? Browse to the Control Panel, click folder options, blah, blah, blah. Practically drilled into our head by this point eh? Well, let’s put the Windows 7/Vista Search Bar to work then, shall we?
If you’re switching back and forth between showing hidden files and re-hiding them, then taking a step out of the process should be welcome. So, instead of slogging through menus to get to the Folder Options, why not just type in “folder” in the Search Bar?
The very top selection that pops up will be “Folder Options”.
Why go through the hassle when you can be there now?