43. Show Hidden Files And Folders
When you are using Windows Explorer not all
available files and folders are visible in the
directory list. The main reason for this is that
many of the files and folders are required by the
operating system and, if the file/folder names were
visible, there is every possibility that they could
be inadvertently deleted.
While it may be necessary, at times, to display
these hidden files and folders it is advisable not
to leave them permanently displayed.
To enable the Show Hidden Files and Folder
option proceed as follows:
1/ Open Windows Explorer.
2/ In the Windows Explorer
window, Click the Organize button.
3/ From the drop down menu,
Click the Folder and Search Option.
4/ In the Folder options Window
that appears, Click the View tab.
5/ In the View tab look for the
section marked Hidden Files And Folders.
6/ In this section Click on the Radio
button next to the Show Hidden
Files And Folders Option.
7/ Finally Click the OK button.
8/ To Hide the folders again, Click the
Radio button next to the Do Not
Show Hidden Files And Folders Option and
then Click OK.