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Need to see hidden folder in XP

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by skiba, 4 Jun 2006.

  1. skiba


    Joined: 27 Aug 2004

    Posts: 2,955

    Location: Singapore ExPat

    Hey, I rebuilt my PC but forgot to unhide a couple of folders I need. I have reset the ownership on the whole drive and it prompted me to change permissions on the hidden folders also but I still can't see them. I've got them back through a data recovery program but that seems to lose the file extensions, is there an easier way to see them? Ta.
  2. SiriusB


    Joined: 16 Dec 2005

    Posts: 14,444

    Location: Manchester

    Open any folder and then go to Tools>>Folder Options then click on the View tab. You should see an option "Display Hidden Folders" or similar. Select this then click OK.

  3. Ogre


    Joined: 6 Sep 2003

    Posts: 208

    Location: Stoke on Trent

    Just get total commander, you can see every folder on the pc with it, hidden, system, the lot

  4. Meatball


    Joined: 12 Jun 2005

    Posts: 6,303

    Location: St Albans

    Start-->Control Panel-->(Category View)Appearance And Themes-->Folder Options-->(New Window)View Tab--->Show hidden files and folders :cool: