Show Hidden Files Windows 10 – 3 Easy Ways

Show Hidden Files Windows 10

Show Hidden Files Windows 10

Show Hidden Files Windows 10

Windows hide certain files that may or may not harm your computer if a person might accidentally or intentionally change or delete the file.  There are times however that you do need to change or remove those files to fix or troubleshoot another issue going on in your system.  In this tutorial, we will show you how to show hidden files Windows 10.

How to Show Hidden Files in Windows 10 Steps:

Option 1:

  1. In the search box on the taskbar, type folder, and then select File Explorer Options from the search results.
  2. Under the View Tab, below the Hidden Files and Folders select Show hidden files, folders, and drives, and then select OK.

Option 2:

  1. In the search box on the taskbar, type folder, and then select Show Hidden Files and Folders for the search results
  2. Under the Advanced Settings, select Show Hidden Files, Folders, and Drives and then select OK

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Viewing Hidden Files on the Command Line:

Make sure to be running the commands with an Elevated Command Line

  • dir/a shows hidden folders.
  • dir /a:d the command shows all directories.
  • dir /a:h shows all hidden files.

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