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Four Ways To Show Hidden Files Windows 7

Windows 7 has the most number of users in the Windows 10 era. Behind this has many reasons such as Windows 7 has some cool features, easiest OS for any kind of users. It has a special feature that can hide any kind of files, folders, Documents etc. You can take the benefit of this feature. To do so, you need to follow this article top to bottom. Without wasting time, let’s see the processes how to hide/show any type of files or folders.

What Is The Need To Show The Hidden Files

If there is any kind of Virus or Malware enters into your PC, then it can damage the system. For this cause, you need to show the hidden files regularly to secure your PC from harmful software and other things. In this article, we will provide you the suitable ways to unhide the Hidden Files. Let’s move and take a look at our solution processes:

  • Use Folder Options to show the normal Files And Folders.
  • Use Folder Options to show the normal Files And Folders.
  • Edit the Windows Registry to show the Normal Files And Folders.
  • Edit the Windows Registry to show the Windows OS Files.

After going through it you got a basic idea about the solution processes.

4 Effective Ways To Show Your Hidden Files In Windows 7

Here, we have discussed only 3 easiest methods to show the Hidden Files. Without wasting the valuable time Let’s start:

Method 1. Use Folder Options To Show the Normal Files And Folders

  • First, hit on the Windows 7 Start button and type ‘Control Panel’ in the Windows search bar to open the Control Panel.
  • Then, tap on the ‘Control Panel’ and next choose ‘Appearance and Personalization’ option from the window.
  • After that, go straight to the bottom and tap on ‘Folder options’ to open it. Next, select ‘view’ tab on the window.
  • Then, go for the ‘Advanced setting’ option. Here, you will get a list.
  • At the bottom of the ‘Hidden files and folders’ list, you will get the ‘Show hidden files, folders, and drives’ option.
  • Tick on this option to show all kind of files, folders, and Drivers of the PC. After that tap on the ‘Apply’ and ‘OK’ button sequentially. Now, you able to show the PC Hidden Files.
  • To check it go to ‘C’ Drive and search by typing ‘ProgramData’ name. If you see this folder then you can show every kind of hidden files.

This is the easiest method to show the Hidden Files in Windows 7. If you did not get the proper solution, then go to the next step.

Method 2. Use Folder Options To Show the Normal Files And Folders

  • This is another way to show the Hidden Files in the PC. It also quite easy and handy step. Let’ see the process:
  • At first, click on the ‘Start’ button at the bottom-left corner then type ‘Control Panel’ in the Windows search box. Then, go for the ‘Appearance and Personalization’ option in the left column of the window.
  • Click on the option and go downwards to tap on ‘Folder Options’ option to do so. After that, on the Folder Options window hit on the second tab named ‘View’ to open it.
  • Next, tap on the ‘Advanced settings’ option and you will get the ‘Show hidden files, folders and drivers’ on the window. At first tap on it then click on the ‘OK’ button.
  • Then, hit on the ‘Apply’ button and untick the ‘Hide protected operating system files’ option. Now, and there a warning message will come on the screen – You have chosen to display…in Windows Explorer.
  • Simply click on the ‘Yes’ button then on the ‘OK’ option and complete the process.

After applying this process you can easily see the Windows OS Files. But you can not delete them cause they are protected from before.

Method 3. Edit The Windows Registry To Show the Normal Files And Folders

This process is quite critical to perform. Before starting the process you have to create the backup of Windows Registry. When you edit the Registry then one wrong edit and Reinstall the Windows OS again. Be careful and come with us:

  • Press the Windows key and S button at the same time to open the Windows search bar. Then type ‘regedit’ in the bar to open the Windows Registry Edit and hit the ‘Enter’ on the keyboard.
  • Here you must sign in as Administrator to do the next steps. Hit the ‘Yes’ on the upcoming popup.
  • Now, you have to expand the following commands:   “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced”
  • Go to the right side of the window where you can see the values. Here, you have to find the value of ‘Hidden’ option.
  • Simply right click on the ‘Hidden’ option and set the value to 1. And click on the ‘OK’ button to complete the process.

Method 4. Edit The Windows Registry To Show The Windows OS Files

  • Follow Method 3 to do the next step.
  • Type this command: “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced”.
  • In the ‘Advanced Window’ window, you will find the ‘ShowSuperHidden’ option. Simply click on it then on the ‘Modify’ option and set the value to 1.
  • After that hit on ‘OK’ button and close the Windows Registry.

This is an alternative way to show the Windows OS Files. Applying this process you can also hide the files, folders, and Drivers.

We hope that after the successful application of the above-mentioned methods, you can easily show/hide your personal files. If you are facing any confusion with the steps, then feel free to give your valuable feedback on the comment section. We are eagerly waiting for your comment. Stay tuned by subscribing to our Website.

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