How to see the hidden files and folders on Windows 8

This tutorial is about the different ways to enable view hidden files on Windows 8. Option to view the hidden files, is by default disabled on Windows 8. Windows 8 users can enable view hidden files and folder using the options available as part of new Windows Explorer.

Launch the Windows Explorer by right clicking at bottom left corner and selecting File Explorer from the menu list. The Keyboard shortcut for doing the same is Windows Key + E


In the Windows Explorer ribbon, navigate to Show/hide section and mark the check box with label as Hidden items.


Another alternate way to enable viewing of hidden files and folders is by using the Show/hide Options. Click the Options to launch the Folder Options. Click the View tab and mark the radio option “Show hidden files, folders and drives”. Then click the OK button to confirm and save the changes.


In Category: Windows, Windows 8

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