Display Hidden Files and Folders and Operating System Files

To display hidden files and folders and protected operating system files on a Windows XP system, take the following steps:
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. Select My Computer.
  3. Click on Tools.
  4. Select Folder Options.
  5. Select View.
  6. Under Hidden files and folders, check "Show hidden files and folders".
  7. To display protected operating system files as well, uncheck "Hide protected operating system files."
  8. Click on OK.

You can put the settingis back to the previous settings later by following a similar procedure.


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Created: February 16, 2009