Question about Operating Systems

3 Answers

Show hidden files

I am not able to see hidden files after selecting "show hidden file" option from "folder options"

Posted by on

3 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer
Re: show hidden files

I am not able to see hidden files after selecting "show hidden file" option from "folder options"

Posted on May 18, 2008

Re: show hidden files - Operating Systems

Problum solf solution

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that has over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 95 Answers
Re: show hidden files

Are you logged in as an administrator? If not try that.

Posted on Dec 12, 2007

1 Suggested Answer

  • 202 Answers

SOURCE: could not select "show hidden files & folders" in folders option

Are u using windows Xp or some other operating system
If it is Xp with service pack 2 just select and say apply it will be ok
or else if it is a windows xp with service pack 3 for this no option given but even i am not able to open the hidden files

Posted on Jul 30, 2008

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

3 Answers

My C drive shows 29 GB full but when I check my folders it only adds up to 7 GB! Can you help to find the rest?

open command prompt
type the code exactly as written
cd/ (press enter)
dir /a:h (press enter)

If it shows two files like hiberfil.sys and/or pagefil.sys do lemme know
There is nothing to worry it happens some times. I will give you the cure if the same.
rate if you like

Feb 15, 2011 | Microsoft Windows Vista Business with...

1 Answer

Hello I cannot see or open the files

The file which you want to open or see must be hidden. To show all hidden files do the following: Type control.exe in the Run box this will open control panel. Now double click on Floder Option and click on view tab. Now under Hidden Files and Folders select Show hidden files and folders. Now click on apply and then ok. So steps will show all the hidden files and folders, now you must be able to see the file.

Aug 25, 2010 | Operating Systems

4 Answers

How can i view hidden files in windows xp?

Kindly follow the following steps to view your hidden files in your PC...

1. Double click & Open the 'Windows Explorer / My Computer'

2. From the file menu bar select 'Tools'

3. Select 'Folder Options'

4. Select the 'View' Tab on the Option Window

5. In that tab you will find 'Hidden Files & Folders' with a folder icon

6. Select the 'Show Hidden Files and Folders' by selecting the radio button.

7. Then select 'Apply'

Now you will be able to view the hidden files & folders in your system. I have enclosed the screen shots for your better reference.




Jun 14, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

1 Answer


Control Panel -> Folder Options -> double click it -> View tab -> Advanced Settings -> look for "Hidden Files and Folders" -> select option "Show hidden files, folders and drives" -> Click OK
That's it.

Feb 15, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

3 Answers

How do I fix Error 8E5E05F6

Try the following:

1. Enable Hidden Files and Folders:
1. A. Windows XP :
1. a.i. Click on “Start”, click “My Computer”
1. a.ii. On the “Tools” menu, click on “folder options”.
1.a.iii. On the “view” tab, locate “Advanced settings” and then follow these steps:
Check the option “Show Hidden files and folders”
Clear the option, “Hide protected operating system files check box”.
Clear the option, “Hide file extensions for know file types check box”.
1. a.iv. Click ok and close the window.
1.B. Windows Vista :
1.b.i. Click on “Start”, click “My Computer”
1.b.ii. In the Explorer window, click “Organize”
1.b.iii. Choose “Folder and Search Options”.
1.b.iv. In the folder options window, click on “View” tab
1.b.v. Select the option “Show hidden files and folders” click “ok”.

2. Delete Windows Live Contacts folder :
2. a. Click on “Start”; double click on “My computer”
2. b. Browse to the location
Windows XP:
C:\Documents and Settings\<Your Windows logon name>\Local settings\Application Data\Microsoft
Windows Vista:
C:\Users\<Your Windows logon name>\App Data\Local\Microsoft
2. c. Delete “Windows live contacts folder” completely.
Note: Ensure to exit Windows live Messenger from the task manager before deleting Windows live contacts cache folder, otherwise you will get an error prompting that you can’t delete the folder .
2. d. Try signing into Windows Live Messenger.

Sep 19, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with...

1 Answer

How can i view my hidden files ?

Show hidden files
Follow these steps to display hidden files and folders.
  1. Click to open Folder Options.
  2. Click the View tab.
  3. Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, and then click OK.

Aug 23, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

1 Answer


Hi Mykk

If you are using Microsoft windows then follow the following steps to hide any files and folder:

1. Right click the file or folder that you want to hide
2. Go to Properties
3. Now in the Attribute Section (Below the size of files or folder)
4. Now You'll be able to see two check box option i.e. "Read-only" & "Hidden".
5. Now check mark the Hidden Option in Attribute Section.
6. Click Apply Button.
7. Confirm the option to apply settings to Subfolder & files(This confirmattion is asked only if you are hiding any folder).
8. Click OK.

9Now you'll be seeing that the folder or file's color has been changed that means you have hidden file or folder Successfully.

10. Now Go to "Tools" in menu bar
11. Click "Folder options"
12. Go to "View" Tab
13. Now in Hidden files and folder optin below Select the redio box i.e. "Do not show hidden files and folders"
14. Click Apply button
15. Click Ok

To Unhide your files or folder follow the steps from 10-15, by just making changes in step 13.
You just have to select the radio box i.e. "Show hidden files and folders.
(Rate me after you have got ur solution)


Aug 03, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

4 Answers

Could not select "show hidden files & folders" in folders option

go to system start then run and type regedit then find this key HKEY_ LOCAL_MACHINE software microsoft windows current version explorer advanced folder hidden showall

in your right pane show it DWORD key of CheckedValue delete it.....and create new DWORD key and give the name CheckedValue and enter 1 into value data.......

restart your pc..........
good luck.........

The best earn money site..plz signup free
(Join now and receive a $0.05 Sign-up Bonus) on it........

Jul 30, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

6 Answers

Hidden files are not visible

start ----- run ----- regedit -------- HKEY_ LOCAL_MACHINE ------- software -------- microsoft --------- windows -------- current version ------- explorer -------- advanced ------- folder ------- hidden --------- showall

there we check DWORD VALU of CheckedValue = 0 for not save
1 for save(by defult)

Feb 25, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

3 Answers

Show hidden folder problem radio button not selecting

Go to "just copy paste link in your browser"
download it get the up dates and run it in safe mode F8 on start up .that will put ya in 16bit mode.after you run it it will show you thoes folders .DUMP NORTON>if you wish.i dont like it myself.this is a great program trusted by many.give it a run see what ya think. thanxs for useing FIXYA.COM

Feb 23, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

Not finding what you are looking for?
Operating Systems Logo

Related Topics:

489 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Operating Systems Experts


Level 3 Expert

18259 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Martin Murray

Level 3 Expert

1614 Answers

Are you an Operating System Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides