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View hidden files and folders in Windows 10
  1. Open File Explorer from the taskbar. 
  2. Select View > Options Change folder and search options .
  3. Select the View tab and, in Advanced settings , select Show hidden files, folders, and drives and OK .
View hidden files and folders in Windows - Microsoft Support
Open File Explorer from the taskbar. Select View > Show > Hidden items. Learn how to show hidden files, folders, and drives in Windows.
Help in File Explorer - Microsoft Support
How can I see hidden files and folders? To open File Explorer, select Windows logo key + E or go to Start and type File Explorer in the search box. Select File Explorer in the results.
Find and open File Explorer - Microsoft Support
Right-click on a file to access the new context menu. For more info, see Finding items in the File Explorer context menu. Find and open File Explorer in Windows 10 and Windows 11, and customize Quick access by pinning and removing files and folders.
How to get to the Desktop, Documents, and Pictures folders in File ...
Select Home in the left navigation pane. Select the Up arrow from the navigation buttons available to the left of the address bar. This view displays all 6 known Windows folders— Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Pictures, Music, and Videos. Select and hold (or right-click) on the folder you wish to restore and select Pin to Quick access from ...
Show desktop icons in Windows - Microsoft Support
Your desktop icons may be hidden. To view them, right-click the desktop, select View, and then select Show desktop icons. To add icons to your desktop such as This PC, Recycle Bin and more: Select Start , open Settings , then under Personalization , select Themes . Under Themes, scroll down and select Desktop icon settings.
Windows file system access and privacy - Microsoft Support
Do one of the following: In Windows 10, go to Start > Settings > Privacy > File system and make sure Allow apps to access your file system is turned On. In Windows 11, go to Start > Settings > Privacy & security > File system and make sure Let apps access your file system is turned On.
Pin, remove, and customize in Quick access - Microsoft Support
Windows 10. By default, File Explorer opens to Quick Access. You can set a folder to show up in Quick access so it'll be easy to find. Just right-click (or long-press) it and select Pin to Quick access.
Recover lost or deleted files - Microsoft Support
Recover lost or deleted files. Windows 7. Note: If you've recently updated Windows 10 and are having problems finding files, see Find lost files after the upgrade to Windows 10. If you can't find a file on your computer or you accidently modified or deleted a file, you can restore it from a backup (if you're using Windows backup) or you can try ...
Find lost files after the upgrade to Windows 10 or 11
Some files might be hidden from view. In the search box on the taskbar, type File Explorer Options, then select the View tab. Under Hidden files and folders, select Show hidden files, folders, and drives option. Then try searching for your files again.