How to Show Hidden Files/ Folders in Windows 8

Posted by Britt Duncan - May 31, 2014

Windows 8 is a totally new version of Microsoft products. Some system settings and their locations are much different from that of the previous Windows versions like Windows 7. Many people may find it nowhere to show hidden files when wanting the mistakenly hidden files. Here in this post we will detail two methods to show hidden files in Windows 8. Let’s check out!

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How to Show Hidden Files through System Resources Management

How to Show Hidden Files through Control Panel

How to Show Hidden Files through System Resources Management

Step one- Open the System Resources Management or Computer.

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Step two- Click View, then Options. And select Change folder and search options.

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Step three- In the pop-up window, click View tab, check “Show hidden files, folders and drives”. And click OK.

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How to Show Hidden Files through Control Panel

Step one- Move your mouse to the right top corner to activate the Charm’s menu (or hit Winkey and C key together). Click Settings.

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Step two- Click Control Panel.

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Step three- In Large icons view, select Folder Option.

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Or you can type Folder Option in the search bar. Then click Folder Options in the search results.

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Step four- Tap View, and tick “Show hidden files, folders and drives”. Click OK.

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Finally, you can go to the correct disk and view your files. But if you are still unable to find your hidden files, your machine could be infected with viruses or malware. You had better run a virus scan to the whole system with a professional and powerful antivirus tool. If you have any other ideas, you are welcome to leave a comment under the post.




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