Are you struggling to find a particular file or folder on your Windows 10 computer? Maybe it’s because the file or folder has been hidden from view. There could be several reasons why you may want to access hidden files or folders, such as checking for viruses, viewing the contents of a folder that appears to be larger than its size, or simply locating files that have been hidden by someone else.
Regardless of the reason, learning how to unhide files and folders on Windows 10 is an essential skill. In this article, we will walk you through the steps to show hidden files and folders on Windows 10. We will also show you how to hide specific folders on your Windows 10 PC, should you wish to do so.
Follow these steps to show hidden files or folders on a Windows 10 computer:-
Step 1. To see the hidden files or folder on your Windows 10 computer, open File Explorer by pressing
Step 2. From the “File Explorer” menus, click on the
Step 3. Check
Now all the hidden files and folders will be visible. The files or folders which are slightly transparent were hidden.
The first folder was hidden in the above image as it is slightly transparent, while the other two are normal.
How to hide a file or folder on a Windows 10 computer?
Follow these steps to hide a file or folder on a Windows 10:-
Step 1. Select a file or folder that you want to hide from others.
Step 2. Right-click on the selected file or folder, and select
Step 3. On the General Tab, check the
Step 4. Click on the
Now the selected file or folder will be hidden.
You can uncheck the “Hidden” option at any time to make it visible. For your information, some of the system files remain hidden by default.