How to see hidden files*

Applies to Windows 7 - Windows 8

can't see certain filesWindows 7
Windows 7
Here's how to display hidden files and folders.
  • Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
  • Click the View tab.
  • Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files, folders, and drives, and then click OK.
Windows 8
  • Open File explorer, select the VIEW tab\ Options\View.

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