How to show hidden files in Windows 7

By default Windows OS doesn’t show hidden files. These hidden files are mostly system files. They hidden by purpose as moving or deleting these files may cause Windows to malfunction. But at times you might want to show hidden files in Windows 7.

Steps to show hidden files in Windows 7

  1. Go to Start Menu -> Control Panel ->Appearance and Personalization
  2. In Appearance and Personalization, click on Folder Option.
  3. Go to View Tab and Click on – Show Hidden files, folder and drives.

Now you will be able to view hidden files and folders.