The reasons to show or view the hidden files on Windows 10 may differ from one person to another. Anytimes, the hidden file or folder might be larger than files saved locally on your Windows device. Or you might need to hide the personal folder from prying eyes. Simultaneously, any of the files are hidden by your system. Whatever the reason might be, now is the guide to view the hidden files.
How to Show Hidden Files and Folders in Windows 10?
You could view the hidden files on Windows 10 with 3 various ways. You could show hidden files using,
- File Explorer
- Control Panel
Method 1: Show or View Hidden Files and Folder in Windows 10 using File Explorer
Step(1) To begins File Manager on your Windows 10 computer.
Step(2) pick the View tab on the menu bar (located at the top of the screen).
Step(3) Activate the box which labelled as Hidden items.
Step(4) That’s it. Here, you could see or view the hidden files or folders on your Windows 10 computer and laptop.
Method 2: Show or View Hidden Files and Folder on Windows 10 using Control Panel
Step(1) To begins Control Panel on your Windows 10 machine by managing the search bar.
Step(2) choose Appearance and Personalization.
Step(3) pick File Explorer Options.
Step(4) Below the View section, choose the box which labelled as Show hidden files, folders, or drives.
Step(5) pick Apply and then OK to store the changes.
Method 3: Show or View Hidden Files on Windows 10 using Registry
Step(1) On your Windows 10 computer, push Windows + R keys at tha same time to launch the Run command.
Step(2) enter regedit and click OK.
Step(3) Here, direct to the following folder
HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Explorer > Advanced.
Step(4) Double-tap the file which labelled as Hidden.
Step(5) Modify the Value data from ‘2‘ to ‘1‘.
Step(6) pick OK to view the hidden files and folders on your Windows 10 computer.
Step(7) If you decided not to display the files, follow the same steps and modify the value from ‘1‘ to ‘2‘.
How to View/Show Hidden Files on other Versions (Windows 7/8.1/8)
User with Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 8 could follow any one of the above-mentioned ways to view the hidden files. At the same time, it is advisable to not use Windows Registry method. Small wrong edit on the editor might irreversibly damage your system.