How to View Hidden Files on Windows XP and Windows 7

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How to View Hidden Files on Windows XP and Windows 7

Although you usually can’t see a hidden file, it’s an ordinary file in all other respects. You can choose whether a file is hidden or visible by changing its properties.

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Windows XP Show Hidden files and Folders

If you are using Windows XP, you will need to open Windows Explorer to view hidden files.

 Windows XP Show Hidden files

Step 1: Press Windows + E. And follow the below steps to show Hidden Files Windows XP.
Step 2: Now click on the Tools menu at the top and select Folder Options.
Step 3: This will open a pop-up window.
Step 4: Click on the View tab at the top. You’ll see a lot of options under Advanced settings in this tab.
Step 5: Under Advanced settings,
Step 6: Select the Show hidden files and folders option and
Step 7: Click OK at the bottom of the pop-up window.

 

How to View Hidden Files on Windows XP and Windows 7
View Hidden Files on Windows

Windows 7 Show Hidden files and Folders

Showing hidden files on Windows 7 is even simpler

Windows 7 Show Hidden files

Step 1: Click the start button and open Control Panel.
Step 2: Select Appearance and Personalization from the options you see.
Step 3: Then, under Folder Options,
Step 4: Go to > Show hidden files and folders.
Step 5: In the pop-up Window, select Show hidden files and folders and click OK.