How to display hidden files in Windows 8
Posted on: 11/24/2013 09:22 AM

gHacks shows you how to display hidden files in Windows 8 and 8.1

How to display hidden files in Windows 8


Select files and folders of the Windows 8 operating system are hidden by default so that users of the system can't see them in File Explorer and most other programs that they run on the system.

While that ensures that users cannot delete, move or modify important files or folders accidentally, it also means that it is sometimes difficult to follow tutorials or find specific files or folders that are hidden on the system.

Last but not least, hidden files are sometimes used by virus authors to hide files from the user of the system. It can be important to see those files and folders during clean-up.



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