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View hidden files and folders in Windows 10

  1. Open File Explorer from the taskbar. 

  2. Select View > OptionsChange folder and search options.

  3. Select the View tab and, in Advanced settings, select Show hidden files, folders, and drives and OK.

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View hidden files and folders in Windows - Microsoft Support

Open File Explorer from the taskbar. Select View > Options > Change folder and search options . Select the View tab and, in Advanced settings , select Show hidden files, folders, and drives and OK .

Show hidden files - Microsoft Support

Show hidden files. Here's how to display hidden files and folders. Windows 10 . In the search box on the taskbar, type folder, and then select Show hidden files and folders from the search results. Under Advanced settings, select Show hidden files, folders, and drives, and then select OK.

Show hidden files - Microsoft Support

Show hidden files. Here's how to display hidden files and folders. Windows 10 . In the search box on the taskbar, type folder, and then select Show hidden files and folders from the search results. Under Advanced settings, select Show hidden files, folders, and drives, and then select OK.

Find lost files after the upgrade to Windows 10 or 11 - Microsoft Support

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.

Show or hide file names under pictures - Microsoft Support

Picture Manager 2007 Picture Manager 2010 Office 2010 Office 2007. When you are working in Thumbnail or Filmstrip view, file names display under each picture by default. You can hide the file names to fit more files in the view. Note: Picture Manager is not supported in Office 2013 and later versions. For Windows 10 we recommend using the Photos app that you can install for free from the Microsoft Store in Windows.
Applies To: Picture Manager 2007, Picture Manager 2010, Office 2010, Office 2007

Show, hide, or resize desktop icons - Microsoft Support

Right-click (or press and hold) the desktop, point to View, and then select Show desktop icons to add or clear the check mark. Note: Hiding all the icons on your desktop doesn't delete them, it just hides them until you choose to show them again.

Hide and unhide your search box in Windows - Microsoft Support

Show the search box on the taskbar. Press and hold (or right-click) the taskbar and select Taskbar settings. Select Taskbar items to expand the section, then toggle the Search switch to On.

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

To check it out in Windows 11, select it on the taskbar or the Start menu, or press the Windows logo key + E on your keyboard. To pin a folder to Quick access, right-click (or press and hold) the folder and select Pin to Quick access. To share a file, select it, then select Share on the ribbon.
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