How to see hidden files in Windows 7

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Windows 7

To enable the viewing of Hidden files follow these steps. Please note a guide with images that shows the same steps can be found here:

How to show hidden files in Windows 7

  1. Close all programs so that you are at your desktop.
  2. Click on the Start button. This is the small round button with the Windows flag in the lower left corner.
  3. Click on the Control Panel menu option.
  4. When the control panel opens you change it so you are using Categoryview.
    1. Click on the Appearance and Personalization link .
    2. Under the Folder Options category, click on Show Hidden Files or Folders.
    3. Go to step 5. 
  5. Under the Hidden files and folders section select the radio button labeled Show hidden files, folders, or drives.
  6. Remove the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide extensions for known file types.
  7. Remove the checkmark from the checkbox labeled Hide protected operating system files (Recommended).
  8. Press the Apply button and then the OK button..
  9. Now Windows 7 is configured to show all hidden files.

Please note that you will now see icons that were not previously visible. One of the most common concerns is that you will see a file called desktop.ini throughout your computer. These are legitimate hidden files and can be ignored.

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