By Default Microsoft hides some important Application Files and folder in windows 10 to protect users from Accidentally Deleting them. But for some Reason If you want to Access these Hidden files, Here Different ways to Show Hidden Files and folders in Windows 10.
Show Hidden Files and Folders in Windows 10
There are various ways you can Access Hidden Files and folders on Windows 10, 8.1 and 7 computer.
Note : Windows Hidden Files are important system files, If you are planing to show these Hidden Files and folders We recommend to first create a system restore point. so that due to any accident If any hidden file folder get deleted then you can get back them by perform system restore.
First we look How To Show hidden Files and folders from the View menu on Windows 10 Explorer. First Press Win + E to open Windows Explorer, Then Click on View Tab as shown Bellow image. And Check Mark on Hidden Items As Shown Bellow image, to show hidden files and folders.
Show Hidden files and Folder From Folder options
Again you can also click on options Under View Tab on File Explorer, Here on folder options Move To view Tab and Select the Radio Button Show Hidden files, folders and drives under Hidden files and folders as shown bellow image. Next Click Apply and OK to save your change and close the Folder Options window.
Show Hidden Files and Folder from File Explorer Options
Also you can Unhide Hidden Files and folders from File Explorer options From Control panel. To Do this first open control panel, In Windows 10 and Windows 8.1, you can get there by hitting Windows + X and selecting Control Panel. For Windows 7 Users Tap or click the Start button and then All apps, click on Windows System folder Scroll down and select Control panel.
Here on Control panel -> Small Icon View -> Click on file Explorer options -> Move to view tab -> Then Select Radio Button Show hidden files, folders, and drivers under Hidden Files and folders As shown bellow image. Then click apply and ok to make save changes.
Access Hidden AppData Folder Without Showing Hidden Files
On windows 10 AppData folder is Hidden by default, Some times we access this folder to perform Troubleshooting windows. you’re only interested in just your user account’s AppData folder, you can access it without having to go through the process to “Show Hidden Files.”
Simply Press Win + R, On Run Type %appdata% and hit enter key to open Hidden Appdata folder on Windows 10. This will launch a new File Explorer window and take you directly to the “Roaming” folder of your user account’s AppData folder, where the majority of your application-specific data is stored. If you need to access one of the “Local” folders in AppData, you can simply navigate up one level in the File Explorer address bar.
Note : Once you’ve completed your troubleshooting or other tasks which required access to these hidden folders, you can restore the default setting and re-hide them by navigating back to File Explorer > View > Options > View and changing the setting identified earlier back to Don’t show hidden files, folders, or drives.
Extra Tips : To Hide Any file or folder, Simply right click on it select properties. Then next to Attirbutes check mark On Hidden To hide the file or folder. And uncheck the same to show the file or folder on Windows computer.
I hope after Read this post you are clear about windows Hidden Files and Folders and Aware About How to Show Hidden Files and Folders in Windows 10, 8.1 and Windows 7 Computers. Have any Query, Suggestion Feel Free To comment bellow. Also Read from our blog Re-register And reinstall windows 10 store Apps To fix Freezes and Crashes problem