How To Show Hidden Files And Folders In Windows XP


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Windows XP have option which you can use to hide any files and folders through changing the properties of those files and folders. But seeing those hidden files and folders is not easy as to hide them, for this you have to change the settings of all the files and folders in the computer from control panel. Your system have hidden files in it, no concern if you have hided some files or not. Usually windows itself hide some important system files which are necessary for the system to work properly. Windows hide them So, those can not be deleted even accidentally. If you want to see the hidden files and folders then you can see all the files and folders easily by changing the settings for the files and folders through control panel. Below is the complete step by step guide on how to show hidden files and folders In windows XP.

How To Show Hidden Files And Folders In Windows XP
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How To Show Hidden Files And Folders In Windows XP

1: Go In To The Control Panel:

For changing the settings for the files and folder in your computer you have to go into the control panel, for this move the mouse cursor to the left lower side of your computer screen and then click on “Start” there. After clicking on start, click on the “Control Panel” in the right side of the start window. Now move onto the next point.

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How To Show Hidden Files And Folders In Windows XP step 1
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How To Show Hidden Files And Folders In Windows XP step 1

2: Open Appearance and Themes

When the control panel window will be open then you will see different options for different settings there. In Control panel click on the “Appearance and themes” as shown in the picture below.

How To Show Hidden Files And Folders In Windows XP step 2
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How To Show Hidden Files And Folders In Windows XP step 2

After clinking on the appearance and themes you will get another window, in this window click on the “Folder options” as shown in the picture below, this will bring the folder options window.

How To Show Hidden Files And Folders In Windows XP step 3
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In Folder options window click on the view tab this will bring a tab like one shown in picture below. In this tab you will see hidden files and folder section with two different options, one will be show hidden files and folder and other will be do not show hidden files and folders. Click on show hidden files and folders and then click on apply and then on “Ok“. Now check the hidden files and folders in your system, now you can see them all.

How To Show Hidden Files And Folders In Windows XP step 4
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So, this is the tutorial on how to show hidden files and folders in Windows XP, through this method you will be able to see all the hidden files and folders in your system, you can see both all files hided by you and hided by windows too. We hope you will like the stuff  but stay in touch with us because there is coming more.

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