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How to Show Hidden/System Files and Folders

Postby PCguy » Tue Dec 07, 2004 7:58 am

Windows 95
  • Open My Computer.
  • Select the View menu and click Options.
  • Select the View Tab.
  • Select the Show all files Radio Button.
  • Click OK.

Windows 98
  • Open My Computer.
  • Select the View menu and click Folder Options.
  • Select the View Tab.
  • In the Hidden files section select Show all files.
  • Click OK.

Windows ME
  • Open My Computer.
  • Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
  • Select the View Tab.
  • Under the Hidden files and folders heading select Show hidden files and folders.
  • Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option.
  • Click Yes to confirm.
  • Click OK.
  • Click Start, Programs and Accessories and open Windows Explorer.
  • Select a hard drive from the left hand side of the Windows Explorer window.
  • Select View the Entire contents of this drive.

Windows 2000
  • Open My Computer.
  • Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
  • Select the View Tab.
  • Under the Hidden files and folders heading select Show hidden files and folders.
  • Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option.
  • Click Yes to confirm.
  • Click OK.

Windows XP
  • Click Start.
  • Open My Computer.
  • Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
  • Select the View Tab.
  • Under the Hidden files and folders heading select Show hidden files and folders.
  • Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option.
  • Click Yes to confirm.
  • Click OK.
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