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How to show hidden or system files in windows 10

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This tutorial is on how to show hidden or system files in windows 10. You can hide your files in windows and show the hidden files easily. You can also show the operating system files. But I do not recommend you to hide the operating system files as they are necessary for working windows properly.
I have written another article on how to hide files in windows.

How to show hidden or system files in windows 10 ?

STEP 1 : In windows start-menu search for control menu and open windows control panel.

FROM THE STARTMENU SEARCH FOR CONTROL PANEL

STEP 2 : Once you opened the control panel select Appearance and personalisation.

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STEP 3 : Now click on File Explorer Options (In windows 8 and older versions it will be Folder options. In windows 10 Folder Application had replaced with File Explorer).

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STEP 4 : You will be now opened a new window called File Explorer Options, Now navigate to into View tab.

 

STEP 5 : To show hidden files, select Show hidden files, folders and drivers option from hidden files and folders option.

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STEP 6 : Remove tick from Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) option to show system files.

 

How to show hidden files (Simple method) ?

STEP 1 : From windows start-menu open File Explorer.

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STEP 2 : In File Explorer top bar navigate into View options.

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STEP 3 : Here at the right you can see Show/Hide options. Now tick on Hidden files.

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I hope this tutorial must have helped you. Feel free to share this.