Windows 7 - Show hidden files and folders

October 2016

To view hidden files and folders under Windows 7, simply follow the below procedure:
  • Click on Windows Explorer (Next to the Windows Button).
  • Click on Organize, then on the Folder and Search Option.
  • In the View tab
  • Check the Show hidden files, folders and drives.
  • Uncheck Hide extensions for files whose type is known.
  • In case you need to view protected system files, you must uncheck the Hide protected files of the operating system.

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