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27 Sep, 2011

How to view hidden files and folders in Windows 7

Posted by: mynag In: Solutions & Tips|Windows

If you do not know whether you are able to view hidden folders/files, open Windows Explorer and go to the following directory: <C:\Users\XXX> (where XXX is your Windows login username). Check to see if you can see the folder AppData.

  1. At the Window Explorer menu, click <Organize> and then click <Folder and search options…>
  2. At the Folder Options dialog, click on the <View> tab.
  3. At the Advance Settings, you will a list of items with check boxes.
    Scroll down the list and you should see a folder called <Hidden files and folders>

    folder options

  4. Select <Show hidden files and folders> and click OK to apply the settings. You should now be able to view hidden files and folders.

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