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Windows hides many files & folders by default, preventing users from deleting or modifying files they shouldn’t touch. But you can make Windows show these hidden files by changing a single setting.

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It’s easy to lớn make any file hidden, too. Just right-click it, select “Properties”, và toggle the “Hidden” attribute on or off. On the ribbon on Windows 8 and 10, click the “Hide selected items” button to quickly make files và folders hidden or visible.

Show Hidden Files on Windows 8 và 10

This option is easily accessible in tệp tin Explorer on Windows 8 & 10.

Click the “View” tab on tệp tin Explorer’s ribbon and click the “Hidden items” checkbox in the Show/hide section. File Explorer will immediately show hidden files và will remember this setting until you change it.


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Show Hidden Files on Windows 7

This option is a little more hidden on Windows 7, where it’s buried in the folder Options window.

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Click the “Organize” button on Windows Explorer’s toolbar & select “Folder and search options” to xuất hiện it.


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Click the “View” tab at the đứng đầu of the thư mục Options window. Select “Show hidden files, folders, and drives” under Hidden files và folders. Click “OK” to lớn save the new setting.


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This window is also accessible via the Control Panel on any version of Windows. Head lớn Control Panel > Appearance và Personalization > folder Options. On Windows 8 & 10, it’s named “File Explorer Options” instead.

View Protected Operating System Files on Windows 7, 8, và 10

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Windows has two different types of hidden files: Normal hidden items, và protected operating system files. When you show hidden files và folders, Windows will continue khổng lồ hide protected operating system files. These are hidden files with the “system” attribute.

These files are “protected” for a reason. They’re important system files và deleting or modifying them could damage your operating system, potentially even making Windows unbootable. But, if you know what you’re doing & you need to view these protected operating system files, there’s a setting you can change. We don’t recommend doing this unless you know you need to lớn access one of these files or folders for some reason.

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First, mở cửa the folder Options window. On Windows 8 & 10, click the “Options” button on the View toolbar. On Windows 7, click Organize > thư mục and tìm kiếm options.


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Click the “View” tab. Uncheck the “Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)” box.


Windows will warn you that deleting or editing protected operating system files could break your operating system. If you know what you’re doing, click “Yes” lớn continue.

Click “OK” to lớn save your settings. Windows will show you protected operating system files as well as normal hidden files.

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Return lớn the folder Options window and re-enable the “Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)” checkbox if you ever want to lớn hide these files once again.

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Chris HoffmanChris Hoffman is Editor-in-Chief of How-To Geek. He"s written about công nghệ for over a decade & was a PCWorld columnist for two years. Chris has written for The thủ đô new york Times, been interviewed as a giải pháp công nghệ expert on TV stations lượt thích Miami"s NBC 6, & had his work covered by news outlets lượt thích the BBC. Since 2011, Chris has written over 2,000 articles that have been read nearly one billion times---and that"s just here at How-To Geek. Read Full Bio »