How to show hidden files in Windows 7

Step 1: Click on the Start button. This is the small round button in the lower left corner of your screen that has a Windows flag on it.

Step 2: Click on the Control Panel menu option.

Step 3: Click on the Appearance and Personalization link.

Step 4: Click Folder Options.

Step 5: Choose View tab

Step 6: Now click on the Show hidden files and folders option as shown by the red arrow

Step 7: Remove the check mark from the check-box labelled Hide extensions for known file types.

Step 8: Remove the check mark from the check-box labelled Hide protected operating system files (Recommended).

Step 9: Press the Apply button and then the OK button.

If you have any questions about this tutorial please feel free to post them below.

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